Plywood on garage walls

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Barry C, Oct 1, 2022.

  1. Barry C

    Barry C New Member

    Looking at attaching some kind of wood to the inside of my garage wall. Garage is detached. The aim is to hang some retro road signs, about 10. They aren't heavy. All well under 500g each.

    So there a good wood for this? Will I have to treat it? Any thing else to consider? I just don't want loads of holes in my wall, plus I only need small hooks really for the signs.
  2. Rosso

    Rosso Screwfix Select

    Why plywood the wall? Just to nail signs to? You can, but it might be more expensive to do than its worth as the price of timber and sheet material has doubled or trebled in the last couple of years. Ply does not like damp, so you have to seal all the edges. OSB is better, but many don't like the cornflakes appearance.
    An alternative: Superglue some neodymium magnets to the wall, and simply magnet the signs to the wall. You could paint the walls white(or another colour) if you don't want to see the blockwork- makes for a better workshop- and you could easily remove the signs from the walls if you are spraying in there.
  3. Roys

    Roys Active Member

    Or just buy some lengths of tile batten (50x25mm) and attach two rows horizontally at the top and bottom heights of your signs. Tile battens by their very nature can tolerate a bit of dampness.

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