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Max Power

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Looking good Pete =D> .
Personally I like the look of the OSB it gives a nice warm appearance, but if your'e lacking light then it's definitely best painted white
 

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I Painted mine in Magnolia

I think the job looks unfinished if you dont paint then

Also the workshop is brighter when painted :wink:
 

WoodMangler

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mn pete":1fdvrwym said:
For those of you who have covered your walls in OSB or plywood, do you paint them?
Paint them dead white emulsion, makes an enormous difference to ease of seeing.
 

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+1 for painting them white, you will not regret it.
Not sure if it was the quality of the OSB or the paint I used but I got some bleed through, probably from some resinous wood chips, or tanin, when I painted mine.

Andy
 

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I plasterboarded (drywall to you) mine - with the more fire resistant boards. The ply was a structural element and bit rough to be left as it was and should there ever be a fire, more chance of having something left. So plastered it and then painted it all white.

Very glad as it feels a lot more open and lighter in there.

HIH

Dibs.

p.s. If you are going to paint it - do it with an Airless Sprayer. Damn quick!
 

mn pete

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Thanks gang! Lots of votes for painting them white. I'm pretty sure I'll go that way to maximize the lighting. I'll probably need to use a coat or two of primer to block out the black printing they put on the smooth side of the panels.
 

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