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Old 12-07-2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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we have a 10' x 6' closed in mud room-porch. It has double pane windows in it and is weather tight, but not heated, trying to figure out what to use on the walls to finish it, any ideas out there? we live in the n.e
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:39 PM   #2
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we have a 10' x 6' closed in mud room-porch. It has double pane windows in it and is weather tight, but not heated, trying to figure out what to use on the walls to finish it, any ideas out there? we live in the n.e
If you paint it use oil-based paint - stands up much better in non-conditioned areas.

Maybe try something new since you have the chance, e.g., beadboard, shiplap, hardieplank, etc.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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If you really, really, really want to go rad - Farmtek sells 1/4" white PVC in 4x8 sheets you can put on the walls, stands up real well to manure and other insults.
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If you paint it use oil-based paint - stands up much better in non-conditioned areas.


I disagree, a quality latex paint should hold up just as well and is easier to apply and/or recoat. A latex enamel [any sheen] will wear better than a flat latex.
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Sorry not the answer to your question. Mudroom suggests shoes and you want the shoes dry and possibly prevent any water from icing up. I would put some heat there even if you have to use electric and extention cord.



As for the wall material, I don't think it matters, drywall or a plastic panel. But you probably would want drywall first as a solid backer for thin plastic panels. I'd drywall, paint then put a shoe storage against the wall, wide enough to sit.
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