Any risks in finishing off the bathroom in regular sheet rock that will be painted?

Hi Matt,

I am remodeling the master bath and building a steam shower from scratch. I know the shower unit itself has to be completely sealed and done in tile and glass. I will also have installed an adequate exhaust fan to take care of the steam and humidity. That being said, are there any risks involved in finishing off the rest of the bathroom in regular sheet rock that will be painted? My second question is, what should the pitch or slope be on the ceiling of the shower ceiling? It measures 4′ x 6′ x 8′ tall. Thanks in advance.

Thanks for writing in.

If you have an adequate ventilation system there should not be a challenge with using regular sheetrock or drywall as long as it is thoroughly painted.

As far as the slope of the ceiling goes, you will want to slope it enough so that the hot water collecting does not drip down on you and also so that the slope does not look odd. If you sloped it 1/8″ per foot, I would think that it would be enough to work properly.

Matt

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