Been starting the research process on finishing out my garage. It is an older house and want to get my storage done in the garage. Before I do that, I need to finish out the walls and ceiling nice. Right now have 1/2 OSB up throughout by previous owner (I helped hang it actually).
Anyway, OSB is the devil when it comes to collecting dust so I have no interest in painting it. Plus, painting is no fun for upkeep anyway even is you do buy a high grade paint that can be washed heavily.
So, been looking at other options. Nine foot ceiling so was looking at maybe hanging a 1/8 or 1/4 wall paneling material up that can handle pressure washing and a beating and putting a foot kickboard at the floor. My concern is mounting that material. Nailing or screwing will look bad. Industrial type adhesives would work but am concern about that failing in the future (time and temperature changes are mean on things).
Plus, I think having a system in place to allow easy access to the guts (the frame) for additional wiring or plumbing would be nice.
Was thinking that would maybe use dura-panel or equivalent. Easy maintenance, will handle getting beat on and puts a pretty decent "finished" look to the garage. Plus, if needed to get back behind walls wouldn't be a horrible adventure. Also like the composite gradeboard idea for down at the floor but imagine the darn composite is spendy! Haven't looked into durapanel costs either though...gonna do that later. Just wanted some creative juices flowing.
Thoughts on that you garage gurus? My garage is small being only a 24 x 22 (I think...can't remember exact measurements I made. Might be a tad bigger than that. Have to remeasure in the coming days. Want to get this done before the snow flies and hunting seasons really kick in. My organization stinks right now and looks like a redneck garage!