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Old 08-14-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question That "dry wall" feel

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I am looking at how to wall my bus (covering metal sides etc.) anyways. My buddies and I want to get that painted drywall look. Any ideas? (we would want something like finished plywood preferably but has that dry wall look)
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I hate that drywall look.

You can smear dry wall mud on plywood, tape and sand and paint just like drywall.

Have have built a few cabins for clients that wanted the look, but no drywall.

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The only problem I can see with Nats idea is that if you go down a rough road and there is enough vibration or flex in the bus the skim coat could flake off. What about buying textured panels like they use in public restrooms on the stalls and paint it with a flat or matte paint? You will still see seams but you could use the same trim they do.
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I put laminate flooring strips on the walls that will be hidden. With a few coats of paint the seams disappear. I locked them together from the floor up and cut 1 1/2 inch strips to put vertical. These strips just slide behinds the verticals (see our build for pictures). This allows for the strips to float as no screws went into the horizontal strips and we can pull up a whole section if we need to get behind them.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:22 PM   #5
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The only problem I can see with Nats idea is that if you go down a rough road and there is enough vibration or flex in the bus the skim coat could flake off. What about buying textured panels like they use in public restrooms on the stalls and paint it with a flat or matte paint? You will still see seams but you could use the same trim they do.
The panels your talking about are called FRP.

I used the stuff in the bathroom of my "Cabin build for the old timer" build.

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I will also be using the stuff in my bus. I trim it out with oak trim. The oak trim takes away the commercial look and feel VS using the FRP trim.

I will also be using wood look vinyl plank on my walls.

Laminate should not be installed anywhere in a bus. Vinyl plank is the best product in a wet bus environment.

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Trimming with oak is a way cool idea!
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Menards has 4x8 sheets of paneling, that has a drywall "knock down texture" embedded in it. It comes in a flat white color too..
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