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Old 05-30-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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How to finish - OSB butt's up to sheetrock

I have a small section in my kitchen where a soffit used to be. Now it is opened up but the sheet rock on the wall goes up to the OSB wich comes down about 18" from the ceiling.

THere is only a small amout of this exposed as most is hidden by my vent hood. I planned on tialing over all of this so it was no big deal BUT i am selling the house and dont want to invest the time or $$$$. Can i skim coat the small sections od OSB and then tape the joint to paint it? How else can I "hide" this as removing it is not an option.

I will try to post pic's tonight.


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Old 05-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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It would really be a shame to do that. That's not to say you can't make it look ok, but it sure seems deceitful to cover up something like that. It wouldn't be all that hard to cut out the OSB and at least make the repair with sheetrock.


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Old 07-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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Disclose the fact beforehand and there's no deceit. Nothing wrong with a little joint compound on wood surfaces. It will bond just fine and once painted you won't see a noticeable difference, especially if it's not at eye level. I've had painters ask me to "skim" a rough piece of wood for them to save some sanding. Years ago I worked on a racquetball club and the ceilings in the courts were 3/4" plywood that we taped and finished the joints on. They were then sprayed with epoxy paint for durability.
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