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humberguy 05-19-2012 06:58 AM

Painting waferboard
 
Im in the process of finishing my shed, theirs some wafer board that will be exposed that i will like to paint white.

My questions is, can i use spray paint to paint the wafer board faster, or do i have to buy the real paint and primer. Also what type of paint do i use for exterior use.

joecaption 05-19-2012 07:14 AM

Are you sure you do not mean OSB instead of wafer board?
It should never be left exposed, painted or not. Over time it will start to degrade.
How about posting a picture.

jschaben 05-19-2012 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by humberguy (Post 924434)
Im in the process of finishing my shed, theirs some wafer board that will be exposed that i will like to paint white.

My questions is, can i use spray paint to paint the wafer board faster, or do i have to buy the real paint and primer. Also what type of paint do i use for exterior use.

You can use spray paint, you will just use a lot of it as it needs a good coat of primer and paint. All the little grooves need to be filled in. Rustoleum is usually pretty good for exterior use. Check the can but most is recommended for either wood or metal. Also, all rattle can stuff you will need to strictly adhere to dry times and especially recoat times. :yes:

DangerMouse 05-19-2012 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 924437)
Are you sure you do not mean OSB instead of wafer board?
It should never be left exposed, painted or not.

I have a "temporary" shed that's been up for 7 years and is raw OSB, no paint or anything and it's still there... The only reason I would have for siding it is if I want to keep it there and have it insured. It depends upon many factors as to what you can do with it. :)

DM

humberguy 05-19-2012 01:22 PM

Is their rustoleum primer? Also, can paint itself fill in the spots in the waferboard or do I use something else?

jschaben 05-19-2012 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by humberguy (Post 924588)
Is their rustoleum primer? Also, can paint itself fill in the spots in the waferboard or do I use something else?

Yeah, Rustoleum has a primer, they also have top coats. Rustoleum corporation is a pretty large outfit, own several brands. No, the paint wont fill in all the holes completely to give a glass smooth surface. If you wanted that, you wouldn't be using the stuff in the first place. It will penetrate into the cavities and provide moisture protection.

humberguy 05-19-2012 04:19 PM

Is their something i can use to fill in the gaps? Or do i use some other material then? Should i just use plywood then for those finishes?

joecaption 05-19-2012 04:44 PM

If you would post a picture of what your trying to do I'm sure you would get better ansewers.
If it's trim then no, do not use plywood, use vinyl lumber for 0 maintaince, or Fir, Cedar, or even Kiln Dryed Yellow pine.

jschaben 05-19-2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by humberguy (Post 924648)
Is their something i can use to fill in the gaps? Or do i use some other material then? Should i just use plywood then for those finishes?

I don't know what kind of look you are going for. I suppose you could skim coat it wood filler and sand it out to get a smoother look. Plywood would start out smoother. It is just a shed so unless you have a particularly anal homeowners association, just paint should be adequate.:)

humberguy 05-19-2012 05:16 PM

http://media.merchantcircle.com/2592...vbpm_full.jpeg

Im trying to copy the finishes of the roof of this shed, it has exposed plywood on the roof and the sides.

jschaben 05-19-2012 07:23 PM

OK.. that's a pic of what you're going for, how about a pic of what you've got. Can figure it out much better then.:)

humberguy 05-19-2012 07:39 PM

Well... I got the roof framed for that plywood to overhang a bit, I am goin to install the waferboard on the roof tomorrow and spray paint the roof before I put shingles and sidings( a lot easier to paint before I install that)

Evstarr 05-19-2012 07:55 PM

Nm. read the rest of the posts.

chrisn 05-20-2012 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 924656)
If you would post a picture of what your trying to do I'm sure you would get better ansewers.
If it's trim then no, do not use plywood, use vinyl lumber for 0 maintaince, or Fur,:eek: Cedar, or even Kiln Dryed Yellow pine.



muskrat, beaver, fox, ermine, mink, rabbit?? which one would be best?:laughing:

chrisn 05-20-2012 03:00 AM

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Originally Posted by humberguy (Post 924762)
Well... I got the roof framed for that plywood to overhang a bit, I am goin to install the waferboard on the roof tomorrow and spray paint the roof before I put shingles and sidings( a lot easier to paint before I install that)


Maybe I am just dense( probably) but why would you paint the "waferboard"(what ever that is) and then put shingles over it???:huh:


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