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Old 10-26-2017, 01:52 PM   #1
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Paneling material and joints, interior

My wife wants to paint the interior walls and have them look drywall-esque. Any ideas on what to use for paneling? What does everyone else use for paneling aside from tng and bead board etc.?

My thought was to just use plywood but I'm not sure how to finish it and cover the joints in a way that won't crumble while traveling.

Any ideas?

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Old 10-26-2017, 02:24 PM   #3
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My wife wants to paint the interior walls and have them look drywall-esque. Any ideas on what to use for paneling? What does everyone else use for paneling aside from tng and bead board etc.?

My thought was to just use plywood but I'm not sure how to finish it and cover the joints in a way that won't crumble while traveling.

Any ideas?
Yes, talk her out of real drywall in a RV. It just isn't done.

You can use oak plywood and get a real nice white pickled finish.

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If she HAS to have pure white walls, FRP fiberglass has 2-sides bumpy and smooth.

Shiplap? ala Chip & Joanne?

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Take her out for Margaritas, then stop at Lowes to show her paneling.
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Oh yeah, no way I'm attempting drywall. We're on the same page it sounds like. I just can't figure how to fill the seams between panels. Any ideas?

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Oh yeah, no way I'm attempting drywall. We're on the same page it sounds like. I just can't figure how to fill the seams between panels. Any ideas?

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Where you can't hide the seams, a simple thin strip of oak glued over the joint makes a nice finish. If you can taper the edges, so much the better.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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Where you can't hide the seams, a simple thin strip of oak glued over the joint makes a nice finish. If you can taper the edges, so much the better.
Yep- don't hide them, ACCENT them w/ battens.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

these are wide, but, you know.

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Good advice above!!

On my last bus I paneled with 1/2" plywood. I tapered the edges slightly, ran a strip of fiberglass tape down the joint and finished it with body filler.

That is one of the few "ooops's" on that bus. Turned out to be a bad idea. Many of the seams cracked.

New bus is getting battens like they described above.
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Im trying to convince the wife in favor of the batons. In the mean time I stumbled on to this.
http://www.dap.com/dap-products-ph/f...h-and-leveler/
Anybody have experience with it? Any idea if it would hold up in a bus? It's supposed to be flexible and never crack. I wonder...

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Might a good humidor avert that horror..?
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Might a good humidor avert that horror..?
IDk but an empty cig pack works well.
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