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#1 TimGil

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Posted December 17 2012 - 2:59 PM

I ripped the carpet off the stairs in the house. Im painting the steps a dark brown and the risers white.

There is a 90 degree turn in the stairway and the subfloor of the landing there is OSB particle board.

Is painting this an option? If I put a good primer coat and then several coats of paint will it hide the particle board "pattern"?


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Posted December 17 2012 - 3:08 PM

Nope.... i hate that stuff...

absorbs paint like a sponge, real PIA


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Posted December 17 2012 - 10:43 PM


You could cover it by putting down some 1/8 " luan plywood over it. It's pretty cheap, just get some pl construction adhesive,and a few nails to secure it down. That way your stair heights wont change much. No matter how much paint you put on the OSB,Those weird patterns will still show.



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Posted December 22 2012 - 12:00 AM


The luan idea mentioned above would be a good quick fix- add some quarter round and a small nose cap to cover seams and nobody will notice.  Maybe you could use laminate flooring for this area- wide range of brown colors.   It may give the "landing" area some extra character.  Otherwise, cut out the OSB and get a piece of  sanded BX to put down and the paint should look the same on all.   Of course this will probably require extra work like removing baseboards to install nicely.  



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#5 J Adams

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Posted December 22 2012 - 1:56 AM


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Originally Posted by ruchski View Post


The luan idea mentioned above would be a good quick fix- add some quarter round and a small nose cap to cover seams and nobody will notice.  Maybe you could use laminate flooring for this area- wide range of brown colors.   It may give the "landing" area some extra character.  Otherwise, cut out the OSB and get a piece of  sanded BX to put down and the paint should look the same on all.   Of course this will probably require extra work like removing baseboards to install nicely.  







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#6 gadwall8

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Posted December 22 2012 - 10:15 AM

Bondo and paint> won't make it what it ain't, but, it isn't now :)

Rip it out, do it right, cry once.

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Posted December 23 2012 - 3:31 PM

sand it...shellac it...sand it...paint it...
should hold up fine


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