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I painted the walls and ceiling with semi gloss white... think I used two coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. I wanted light to reflect off of everything and it does - even with just the crappy old 8' fluorescents it wasn't bad, now I've got a bunch of LED fixtures.

Painting the walls before I moved all my crap in was the best thing I have ever done. I would have never done it if I to move everything around to paint.

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The FRP panels isn't a bad idea, the stuff is fairly cheap and resilient
 

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Steel liner panel is great...until you try to hang something on it.
I went with painted OSB, and added FRP board to the lower 4 ft with PVC base board for a bit more protection down low. The ceiling will end up being white liner panel to reflect light and be easy, but I didn't want to deal with the downsides of having it on my walls too. The painted OSB still reflects light like steel does, but it's flat and I can mount anything in just about anyplace I want to.
That's a good thing if you ask, keeps me from attempting to hang things like shelves, which end up stacked with stuff I never use. Also tried pegboard and hangers, wasn't my thing....I'm more of a freestanding drawer box kinda guy, and preferably everything on wheels. Anyways, looks good!
 

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I painted the walls and ceiling with semi gloss white... think I used two coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. I wanted light to reflect off of everything and it does - even with just the crappy old 8' fluorescents it wasn't bad, now I've got a bunch of LED fixtures.

Painting the walls before I moved all my crap in was the best thing I have ever done. I would have never done it if I to move everything around to paint.

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Painting is actually fun when its an empty room.
 

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I think painting is awesome, when your done. Im nearing the same stage of my shop. I know for sure I'm going osb painted on ceiling. But don't know for walls yet, definitely not drywall tho, too easily damaged.
Edit: where is frp inexpensive? $35 to 40 bux for a 4x8 sheet here
 

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Ok, what is FRP? A freep is a high pitched fart and I'm pretty sure that's not what you guys are talking about.
 

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Fire retardent panel or something like that.
$30 a sheet here
 

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Thin fiberglass/plastic panels. Pretty tough easy to clean. Often used in commercial kitchens. I think its even fire resistant
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic- proper name
 

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It's been a couple years since I bought any, I thought it was cheaper... but all ya need is some construction adhesive and it's wrench throwing resistant and already white... Doing strategic areas wouldn't be bad...
 

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Ya I'm debating hanging from 8' down to floor.
 


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