Garage, Two Questions

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  1. Apr 20, 2011 #1

    4Clover

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    Question 1: There is a gap between the garage floor and the wall, can I cover this up? and if so with what?

    Question 2: I want to use some plywood to add a decorative design to the walls. I live in Michigan so the weather and temp is all over the place. Do I need to treat this wood with something so the paint or the wood doesn't peel or crack?

    Thank you for your time. Garage should look pretty good when I'm done. ^.^
     
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    Anyone? :confused:
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2011 #4

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    You could source through a lumberyard that sells specialty plywood either HDF (similar to MDF) or Crezon The HDF routs and tools nicely but requires priming; lots of priming. The Crezon is a paper faced exterior plywood sometimes with an oiled finish (like concrete forms) which takes paint very well. Ever noticed the big signs on the highway at an exit? That is Crezon. It has to be able to weather well and this is the material they use. Hope this helps.
    The space between the slab and the wall is probably left as an expansion joint. Probe the area with a screwdriver. If you bottom out between 2 and 6" my money would be on expansion joint. Material will collect in there don't let water stand in there if a freeze is imminent but other than that this isn't something to fret about.
     
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  5. Apr 22, 2011 #5

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    Awesome thanks
     

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