I used plywood in my basement to cover some pipes but I don't like the
way it looks painted. Will a good primer cover - zinsner - that grain
or is there something else I should use?
if you are talking about regular buiding material plywood, the kind that
you get to sheat up a wall or roof then you not gonna get anything to
cover the grain... maybe sanpaper.. it was rough finish as its not a
fininshed product....they dont make it rough on purpose, they just dont
sand it or finish it on purpose(cost more money) and it was not made to
be a finished product( its like the old time wood found in many old
homes.. the wood went though a saw and not planed down like modern sold
wood is today.... they did not need the wood planed so they did not do
If you haven't already painted it, lots of sanding sealer and elbow work will
hide the surface with enough layers.
Drywall (over wood if necessary) is a whole lot easier to paint and have
look like you want.
I did this too. I didn't like the wood look where it was used so I skim
coated it with sheet rock mud, sanded lightly and then primed and painted
it. You can't tell it isn't sheet rock.
thanks everyone, I think the skim coat is a great idea - I've done that
and I don't know why I didn't think of it. It will fill cover the
grain. I can sand as well there's not really alot of wood exposed below
the dropped ceiling line,
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