Shiplap in a bathroom.

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We want to install shiplap in our bathroom. Is there anything we can do to help prevent moisture from gathering behind a shiplap wall in the bathroom?

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  • Gary B Gary B on Feb 17, 2018
    Before you go any further, install an exhaust fan with a timer. set the timer for 1 hour after each use and you will be amazed at the reduction in humidity. If you have no way to exhaust the air to the outside them using a small counter-top model with a timer works
  • Ken Ken on Feb 17, 2018
    Ventilate the bathroom. You should pay special attention to removing the moisture from your bathroom regardless of wall covering.
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Feb 17, 2018
    I agree that the bathroom should be well ventilated with a good fan or window that you leave open. We did our guest bathroom with shiplap and painted the wall underneath with a good primer (Kilz) first.
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 18, 2018
    A ventilation fan would help the moisture issue.
  • QBSF QBSF on Feb 18, 2018
    Definitely install a good vent fan, but also make sure the ship lap is real wood and not mdf.
    Because of the humidity in bathrooms, our contractor always recommend using only real wood ... baseboards, trim moulding, wainscot ...
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