WALLS, CEILINGS, AND ACCESSORIES
Install control joints in walls where two dissimilar types of construction
For exterior walls, install vapor barriers on warm side of insulation.
all holes, tears and joints or laps.
Use only kiln dried pressure-treated lumber for framing.
For plastered walls, locate casing beads where cracking would otherwise
Use ring shank nails for drywalls on woodstuds or drywall screws.
Finish plastered corners with a quarter-round metal.
Avoid wood bases for walls; use vinyl or rubber cove bases. Do not specify
black - medium brown is preferred. Carpet coving is also good.
Give special attention to hallway, stairwell and lobby or entrance vestibule
walls. They should be durable and not easily marked.
Limit graffiti by using material that are difficult to mark.
For vinyl coverings, use heavy material (22-24 oz/sq yd) that is not sharply
embossed. Do not apply directly on masonry block walls. Use leveling coat
or plaster backed wall covering for these situations. Consider top film of
clear polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) for high abuse areas.
If wood paneling is to be used, specify shop-applied plastic-protected
varieties. Normally limit Wainscots to 36 inch height.
Consider use of natural surfaces, such as stone or brick, that may eliminate
maintenance requirements in hard use areas.
Consider using epoxy-resin coatings for a smooth, durable surface in high use
Avoid flat paints along corridors and stairwells.
Consider textured primer
with semi-gloss paint.
Avoid specially mixed paint colors, follow base color plan.
Where many wall hangings are to be used, provide a hanging strip.