Storage shed from OSB


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Old 02-06-07, 07:46 PM
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Question Storage shed from OSB

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Can I build a storage shed from OSB without siding? If yes, what kind of paint should I buy to protect it from weather?

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Old 02-07-07, 04:35 AM
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FWIW We have several osb sheds at work, one was just built this last year, they seem to be holding up ok, they just arn't pretty. I believe an exterior latex paint was used on them and care was taken to caulk around trim where water might seep in.
 
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Old 02-07-07, 05:37 AM
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It is best to use an oil bas primer to seal the OSB. You can then top coat with any good exterior latex paint. IMO satin latex paint will repell rain better than a flat finish will.

btw - welcome to the diy forums!
 
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Old 02-07-07, 01:27 PM
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Thank you both, I will follow your suggestion
 
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Old 02-08-07, 11:14 AM
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from interior exterior house painter.

as was said in earlier post always use a good quality exterior primer no use in putting junk primer on the shed as it will last maybe a yr most always do 2 coats finish. never caulk a peak these areas need to breath and be able to let moisture out. caulking around door frames and windows are a good idea as it makes it look more so like a mini home or a doll house etc. I recommend exterior latex caulk for the caulking. always keep you a bucket of water with you and a coral natural sponge handy for caulking cleanup.

Best luck in your painting project

Master Painter Jerry
 
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Old 05-26-07, 12:19 PM
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Thumbs up Just what I was thinking

At $5.60 for a 4x8 sheet from H.D. I was wondering the same thing. I was thinking you could cover it with roofing felt, metal lathe (or chicken wire) and stucco it, but if you can just paint it, that would be even better. Mine will be back where nobody will see it. I would use P.T. 3/4 plywood on concrete blocks for the floor. Would you have to use P.T. 2x4's for the framing, or could you use interior grade 2x4's? I would still use roofing felt and inexpensive shingles for the roof.
 
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Old 05-26-07, 01:13 PM
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Depending on how close the floor joists are to the ground you would likely want them to be PT. No need for any of the other framing to be PT.

No more shingles than it would take to cover a shed roof the difference in price between the cheap and better shingles is probably minimal.
 
 

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