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Old 07-18-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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I just had a shed delivered and will be painting it this weekend. I can't figure out to what to do with the unfinished, but treated 3/4" plywood floor.

Do I . . .

Paint it?
Stain it?
Peel and Stick Tile?
Outdoor Carpet?
Epoxy?
Nothing?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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What are you going to use the shed for?

If you are not going to store any gas/oil leaking machines I personally would go for indoor/outdoor carpet.

I would avoid peel & stick tiles. They do not handle moisture very well.

My husband likes to put clear poly on any unfinished wood surface.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Personally, I'd find the best oil based stain (Thompson's water seal) and stain both sides, the side you walk on and the side facing the ground. I don't know what part of the universe you live in, but here in MN, most shed floors rot from the bottom up due to the moisture in the ground. I've seen them raised and ventilated, but I'd still stain it as an added measure of protection. If you decide to put paint or poly on, I'd suggest mixing the texture sand in the paint....I hate having my feet dash from under me on painted floors!

EDIT I just looked and saw you are in NC, knowing that, I'd add some fungicide and insecticide to the finish as well..
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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Thanks! I will be putting a lawn tractor and a push mower in there. Some other leaky things too. I think I will take both your advice and stain with some clear poly on top of the stain.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:21 PM
 
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How about sheet vinyl - just the cheapest stuff you can get? You might be able to find a leftover piece for a real cheap price. I think that's what I would do.

You don't even have to glue it down to the subfloor since the area is so small. At the most, all you would need to do is just put a baseboard around the room perimeter to keep the vinyl down.

It's also a durable product that will keep any oil/gasoline from penetrating the wood base. All you need to do is wipe up any spills with an old rag.

Finally, should it ever begin to wear through, you will easily see it and quickly replace it. However, I don't think that would be necessary for a long time.

Last edited by garth; 07-18-2007 at 08:37 PM.. Reason: corrected spelling
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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Very cool idea!
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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"Thanks! I will be putting a lawn tractor and a push mower in there. Some other leaky things too. I think I will take both your advice and stain with some clear poly on top of the stain."

you might want to reconsider staining pressure treated lumber. if it's still wet, (if the moisture level is above a certain percentage) stain won't properly bond to the wood. after it's dried to a lower mositure level, you're good to go. any sooner and you're wasting time and money. ask any coatings pro at Duron or Sherwin Williams. Or call Behr's toll-free hotline....they've given me very good advice numerous times.
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: No city lights here
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they have a industrial flooring for machinery and such ..

Hot Rod magazine advertises it ... hubby is always dreaming of someday having something like that ............ (yea and I dream of having a professional design team come in and decorate my home with me too) teehhee
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, NC
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Thanks everyone for your advice, keep it coming, I've got some time before I will be getting to the floor.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Can you use 2-part epoxy for concrete on plywood?
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