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Old 03-15-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default what is the best material to put on walls

was wondering if anybody had any good hints as to what to finish the inside walls with. seems sheetrock might get a little dirty,dont know. this is my first shop i'am building want to make sure i do it right the first time. thanks
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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that is what i'am going to do. just thought there were some good ideas out there. thanks
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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Right now my cost on 7/16 OSB is cheaper than sheetrock...

So thats what Im doing! Pretty much a no-brainer there
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:02 PM   #4
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DuraPlate. It has replaced FRP in a lot of truck beds
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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why not plywood, pretty simple, pretty tough, pretty cheap and if you need to hang something, drive a nail
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:58 PM   #6
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Plywood burns. Sheetrock is made from hydrated gypsum. When you heat it it resists heat by releasing the water bound up in the gypsum. It actually sweats out water and this prevents burning far more so than any of the treated plywoods or even cement board This chemical action also helps prevent the heat from penetrating and burning the wood structure behind it.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:12 PM   #7
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If you just paint the drywall with a semi or high gloss paint, you should be able to clean it.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #8
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I'm thinking the bottom 4' will be Hardi Panel if I ever get my shop built.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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If you just paint the drywall with a semi or high gloss paint, you should be able to clean it.
thats exactly what I did.

I used Melamine paint. Basically a oil based, eggshell finish paint, designed for things like kitchen cabinets.

Seems to be holding up well, I've splashed water and dirt on it and it wipes off.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:26 AM   #10
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I used OSB. Can't remember if it was 7/16 or 1/2 inch, though. Then painted it with some cheap white paint.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:54 PM   #11
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If money is no object, try this stuff:
http://magnesiacore.com/

can be machined at the joints and epoxied together. It will become seamless. It will not burn and its waterproof. costs about 3x drywall available 0.25 - 0.75"
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:29 PM   #12
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If money is no object, try this stuff:
http://magnesiacore.com/

can be machined at the joints and epoxied together. It will become seamless. It will not burn and its waterproof. costs about 3x drywall available 0.25 - 0.75"
Nice find! I can do the joint filling with bondo and a blade in no time. No clouds of dust without a taping to refinish the board. Looks great.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:20 AM   #13
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Took another look at this magnesiacore site today and it does sound like the best thing to put on walls. Has anyone asked them for samples?
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:15 AM   #14
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They have a link on their website for samples. I sent an email and received the samples a week later.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #15
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This stuff would be great to use! http://www.alpolic-usa.com/

Cost prohibitive, though...
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:35 AM   #16
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This stuff would be great to use! http://www.alpolic-usa.com/

Cost prohibitive, though...
We had a presentation at work about a similar locally-sourced product a couple of months ago. Seemed like a great material for garage walls until I heard the cost. I want to say it was about $125 for a 3 x 8 or 3 x 10 sheet... and that was at a discounted rate.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #17
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I haven't built it yet, but my plans for the new place are:
The guy putting in the slab will put in a 2 inch high curb all around the slab, except for the big door area.
The bottom 1 foot of the wall will be a strip of Polymax Board from these guys at www.teksupply.com. It is water proof and it will be culked at the bottom edge to the curb. (I dont plan to wash down anything, but slop happens.)
Next will come a 4 foot high row of white painted 3/8 plywood for strength and ease of fastening things to.
Then the top will be white, high strength, 1/4 inch peg board with the big holes. Again, for ease of fastening things.
The electric outlets will go at the seam between the plywood and the peg board.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:10 PM   #18
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Has anyone looked in using the 4x8 Hardiplank board? Cement fiberboard.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:05 AM   #19
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I am sold on the magnesiacore board. It cuts and installs like drywall and I can bondo the joints so I don't need a taper and can do it all myself. Looks much simpler and easier to do than all the others. Even at three times the price of buying drywall (which is cheapest material available for walls) if I don't have to pay a taper to refinish it will save me a lot of time and money.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:14 PM   #20
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this stuff could be cool but I don't know about the fire ratings etc. would clean up easy, and they sell it at Lowes.
http://www.tuftexpanel.com/
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