FREE SAMPLE ISSUE FREE NEWSLETTER DIGITAL ISSUE PREVIEW

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Garden Shed Flooring

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ont
    Posts
    144

    Default Garden Shed Flooring

    A daughter has just had a 8'x10' garden shed built. The floor is OSB, the question posed was "should I paint this?". My first reaction was NO, it's extra work for little value. What are the opinions of others who have had some experience in this area? Roy R.
    Are you solving the problem, or becoming part of it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Golden B.C.
    Posts
    1,773

    Default Re: Garden Shed Flooring

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy in Thunder Bay View Post
    A daughter has just had a 8'x10' garden shed built. The floor is OSB, the question posed was "should I paint this?". My first reaction was NO, it's extra work for little value. What are the opinions of others who have had some experience in this area? Roy R.
    I'd likely stain/seal it. Give you a little protection for stuff brought in from outside wet.

    Matt
    SPCHT


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    GTA
    Posts
    2,443
    Real Name
    I.B.Woodworker

    Default Re: Garden Shed Flooring

    I built one and did stain mine. it added a little bit of protection but around the front door the boards are almost rotted out and need to be replaced. I would consider putting in either a metal plate or some better protection by the door to get inside as that will go in about 5-6 years. Everything else in my shed it pristine.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Elmvale Ontario
    Posts
    1,534
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default Re: Garden Shed Flooring

    Water based driveway sealer, waterproof and durable.

    Jerome
    Elmvale On.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
    Benjamin Franklin

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    London, ON
    Posts
    1,166

    Default Re: Garden Shed Flooring

    Depends on the quality of the OSB. I've had mine for 20 years with no problems except stains from spills. I didn't seal it, though I expect sealing would have improved the appearance longterm. I've had more issues with the base of the outside walls, even though they're raised above the ground.
    Jim

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Pemberton, BC
    Posts
    610
    Real Name
    Duh, like, Scott?

    Default Re: Garden Shed Flooring

    I would put something on it. Heck, head to your nearest paint store and get a free (or almost free) can of some sort of mis-tint. OSB gets pretty grungy after a while and some paint would help.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ont
    Posts
    144

    Default Re: Garden Shed Flooring

    Thanks to all for your advice/opinions. Roy R.
    Are you solving the problem, or becoming part of it?

Similar Threads

  1. New Garden Shed in 22 Hours
    By stevem in forum Woodworking
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-28-2010, 05:52 AM
  2. Gable Style Garden Shed
    By adamaspinall in forum Woodworking
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-19-2010, 02:59 PM
  3. Garden Shed Plan
    By zhi in forum Home Improvements
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-21-2008, 04:07 AM
  4. Cedar garden shed
    By Charles in Lorette in forum Home Improvements
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 10:32 PM
  5. Latest project -garden shed
    By Blaine in Kitchener in forum Home Improvements
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-03-2006, 08:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •