A. Myron Ferguson, a drywall contractor in Galway, N.Y., and moderator of the JLC Online drywall forum, responds: The paperless drywall I’ve used — DensArmor Plus ( gp.com) — cuts and fastens just like regular drywall, but instead of an organic paper face it has an inorganic fiberglass mat covering. Cutting it sends bits of fiberglass into the air and onto the skin, so I always wear a long-sleeve shirt and a dust mask when I’m hanging it.
To reduce the potential for mold growth and maintain a completely paperless wall surface, the maker recommends using fiberglass mesh joint tape with a setting-type compound for at least the first coat. Vinyl corner beads are recommended for inside corners.
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