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Offline rjwz28

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Redgard or Hydro Ban?
« on: February 17, 2013, 02:11 AM »
Which liquid membrane do you prefer and why?


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Offline tjbnwi

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  • Cedar Tucky Indiana
Re: Redgard or Hydro Ban?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 07:20 AM »
I've read they are both good products. I've only used Red Guard once, availability was the reason for the choice. My go to is normally a sheet membrane or a board product. Time is the reason for going to the board products (Wedi or Kerdi board).


Offline Holzhacker

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Re: Redgard or Hydro Ban?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 03:28 PM »
Haven't used any, guys have told me they are good but I'm leery. I don't use anything that makes me worry about a call back. When needed I install Schluter or Noble membranes. Durock or Densarmor are good wall boards.
I realize the whole water proofing membrane thing is huge now. I'm big on using the right products and installations. However, unless you are talking about specific water heavy installations a lot of this is overblown hype to sell product. Regular shower use normal installation; Steam shower obviously you'd want membrane.
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Offline kzcarp

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Re: Redgard or Hydro Ban?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 05:44 PM »
Hydro ban, that's what my supplier has in stock, and I've never had a problem with it. 
Easy application with a paint roller, no fumes that I recall, decent coverage.
Dries fairly quickly.
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