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Nezzerscape

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04-08-2019 01:15 AM

I am working on insulating my garage/shop. I put up 1/4 in plywood to cover up the insulation (a lot of nails). the shop it 20×30 and I did not want to spend moneys I could be using towards tools or projects so I went with the least expensive.

Now that I have it up I am looking to apply some form a finish on it. I need something I can do in colder weather if possible (in MI we still have some cold days) and I would like it to be inexpensive due to the sqft. (20×30x8). Oh and I am doing this on the walls so dripping would be an issue.

I am thinking linseed oil but looking for suggestions on products and techniques.

Please help!

Nez


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bilyo

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 03:05 AM

I would use a light color cheap latex paint that you can apply with a roller and brush. However, you should wait until you have a few days of suitable temps for it to dry.

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 11:43 AM

Although I use a lot of BLO on jigs and smaller projects, it does take a while to dry. You’d be better served with either a latex (or oil) paint (light color) applied over a primer.

Is that T1-11 siding? If so it’s going to really suck up the paint if you don’t prime it first. Expect to do multiple coats to get the result you desire.

Another option would be some sort of deck sealer/stain, if you want to see the wood as well… Wood. And would probably be the best if it’s T1-11. And you can get it in some colors. Roll on would be your best option with any finishing material.

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#3 posted 04-08-2019 11:55 AM

If you use BLO I’m thinking the place is going to smell for a good while, longer in coll temps. Wall paint isn’t that expensive and made for the task although I thin you will need several coats (including the primer).

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#4 posted 04-08-2019 11:58 AM

White semi gloss latex wall paint, prime it first.

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#5 posted 04-08-2019 12:03 PM



If you use BLO I m thinking the place is going to smell for a good while, longer in coll temps. Wall paint isn t that expensive and made for the task although I thin you will need several coats (including the primer).

- Fred Hargis


Exactly. BLO smell is an ‘acquired taste’. I couldn’t imagine doing an entire room in it. Latex smell will fade away, in a room, in a couple days. Deck/house stain will take a bit longer.

In any case, I’d wait a couple weeks to a month, to let the wood air dry first. Or at least get acclimated to it’s new environment, before applying any finish.

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#6 posted 04-08-2019 12:12 PM

Oh and I am doing this on the walls so dripping would be an issue.
Nez
- Nezzerscape

Drop cloths. You can get cheapo plastic ones at any of the big box stores. IIRC, I picked up a cheap 4’x12 one at HF that was heavy cloth. https://www.harborfreight.com/4-ft-x-12-ft-canvas-dropcloth-38108.html

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Nezzerscape

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#7 posted 04-08-2019 12:44 PM

More info:
The sheets have been up for some time (months) sav fore the last section I am working on.

Temp and the smell make sense (though opening up the doors would help mitigate that when working). Drips was more of an on the wall concern not the floor.

I would rather not go with paint. Poly was a concern due to possible nail popping or future modifications as well as covering 6-700 SQ feet.

Deck sealer?

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OSU55

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 12:11 PM

Since you want a “natural” look, an option is still paint, but no pigment. The base color for dark paint colors doesnt have pigment. Looks milky and a little tan in the can, dries clear. Go to the paint store and have them dip a mixer stick into a can and wait 30 min to see what it looks like. The advantage is the wb paint is easy to apply, dries quick, little smell, easy clean up.

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 12:45 PM

What sort of lighting are you planning for the area? I ask because white semi gloss paint’s reflectivity is a great help for illuminating the work space, and after having light tan colored drywall in my first shop, the very first room in my new house to get painted was the garage with the cheapest white semi gloss they had.

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#10 posted 04-09-2019 03:52 PM

How about deck or fence sealer? You can spray it on with a pump up sprayer and then roller over it. There won’t be any reflectivity.

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