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LTI 09-03-2011 07:31 PM

need interior plywood wall solution
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This cabin has plywood for interior walls. What can I do
with them to cover them up? Paint them? How?

cabin in alaska

Brushjockey 09-03-2011 07:59 PM

Pretty simple- does it have a finish on it? If so- sand to break gloss, prime with a bonding primer like Zinsser 123,.
fill nails, caulk as needed, 2 coats of a finish like Matte on what would be walls, and what would be trim, step up a notch in sheen to a satin or semi.
Use good material- it's worth it.

Thadius856 09-04-2011 02:43 AM

I'm with Brush on this one. Countersink any nailheads, fill with stainable wood filler, apply a stain. I'd go with a cherry color from what I'm seeing here. But I can't see your carpets.

Finish off with some stained moulding on the edges. It looks like much of it has been covered in quart-round already. Certainly a glossier finish on the trim pieces.

Brushjockey 09-04-2011 09:07 AM

Thad- they don't look raw- i don't think staining is an option.

user1007 09-04-2011 02:11 PM

Don't look raw to me either and doubt a stain would apply evenly. I would prime and paint. I would use a high build primer to fill in some of the wood grain if that is objectionable.

LTI 09-04-2011 10:29 PM

Thanks everyone! I'll probably sand, prime and paint as ya'll suggested. I'll post a pic as I get going.

Not sure what the carpet is going to be yet. The room is about 8 feet by 14 feet.

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