CO Workshop Update #2 - Take it EZ

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 11-21-2011 09:17 AM 5788 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More work on the new shop walls today. For those of you who have covered your walls in OSB, do you paint them? I’m still torn.

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 09:24 AM

I must appreciate your work. It’s nice but you can do it more attractive by using some more colors and drawing pictures on it

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-- John D Wilson

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 12:19 PM

I my garage, not the shop, the builder used OSB for the walls. I have painted portions of it with good success as an experiment, at least I say it is an experiment to explain why I haven’t done it all. It makes a much brighter garage, at least the pale yellow (LOwe’s mis-coloroed cheap paint). In my shop I have drywall. (Did I mention I hate mudding drywall). I built the interior of the shop so I can’t blame the previous builder. On one of the garage walls I actually experimented with using the drywall 14” taping knife and putting a skim coat of drywall mud on the OSB board and painting it. It came out very nicely and when I finally finish the rest of the garage I will do that to all the walls. Almost every wall in the garage is covered with built in shelves so the wall is not that important, but my wife hates feeling rough wood, so if she could touch it it is going to get painted, eventually if I live long enough.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 01:50 PM

I painted all my (osb) walls in my shop white. It increases the overall briterness and keeps it from looking dirty and dull. Check out my shop video tour if you get a chance. Just go to my profile and you’ll see it there.

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#4 posted 11-22-2011 04:47 AM

I, too, painted my OSB walls and it brightened the workshop considerably! If you like the look of wood, you can leave it unpainted but it will not be as bright in the shop!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 05:51 PM

Wow! Great shop set-up khop!

I’m really going to need to lighten things up in the shop, especially now that the laundry/mechanical area is walled off, along with some of the previous lighting (not that I can’t remedy that later) so I’ll be painting. I’m guessing I’ll need a coat or two of primer first to kill off all the black printing that comes with OSB.

Thanks guys!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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