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Do something about smoothing OSB before painting #717

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jackie1050 opened this issue Mar 25, 2018 · 16 comments

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commented Mar 25, 2018

There are a couple of areas of exposed OSB. These have a rough texture. We need to look into how they can be made smoother before painting. One suggestion is to use lining paper.

Above the “hatch” in the kitchen

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Opposite the toilet

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Behind the toilet, in Room 29

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commented Mar 25, 2018

@zarino talking with @jackie1050 here: Shall we just paint these as is. Or what shall we do?

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commented Mar 25, 2018

It's unusual to paint exposed OSB.

The surface texture is difficult to remove (as in "use another board instead"!), and when exposed, the surface pattern and being already pre-sealed are considered benefits, along with the low cost per sheet.

See also: the single storey bit of The Tapestry.

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commented Mar 25, 2018

@DefProc – OSB looks ok when used for everything (see, as you say, the ground floor of the Tapestry, or pretty much any Baltic Creative building) but it looks super sketchy when there’s just one or two patches of it, which is the situation we’re in. We currently have a pathetic three panels of OSB:

  • Inside the kitchen, above the "hatch" through to the events space
  • Inside the new Room 29, to your immediate left as you enter, forming the back wall of the regular toilet
  • The bannister / half-height wall beside the fire exit, opposite the door to the regular toilet.

There are others here who dislike OSB more than I do, but I think we probably all agree that having OSB visible for a few weeks after we move isn’t a deal-breaker. Maybe we keep this one low on the list of priorities and revisit once the moving madness has died down a little?

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commented Mar 25, 2018

If you want to see what white painted OSB looks like we've already got some - in the toilet near the fire escape. presumably the other side of the panel in Room 29.

It's not terrible but I think the unpainted OSB looks better. I agree that it doesn't seem super high priority before the move.

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commented Mar 27, 2018

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commented Mar 27, 2018

I can confirm the painted OSB looks awful.

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commented Mar 27, 2018

@Robotorium@DoESsean’s suggestion of pinning stuff up immediately made me think "Yeah, go all-out, cover the whole thing" – sort of like those walls you get with layer upon layer of gig posters, or stickers on the back of a laptop 😉

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commented Mar 27, 2018

It would be nice to invite visitors to stick stickers/business cards on the wall, could cover up the OSB and make some 'art' at the same time!

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commented Mar 27, 2018

We don't have gigs, but we do accumulate posters. We already have a bunch...

And we can print out the latest update to the Maker's Bill of Rights too. Plus we do have a load of business cards with pictures on to use up... #721 (if we want a quick base layer to cover with more posters in future...)

In the past I've suggested slowly filling an area of wall with Girih tiles (or something that similarly tessellates) cut from random offcuts from the lasers - I think that could look good on the OSB on the half-height wall by the toilets.

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commented Apr 5, 2018

For those following along at home, I’ve updated @jackie1050’s post, above, with photos, so you can see the three areas we’re talking about.

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