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omegaman66
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Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Vinyl flooring is cheap at 50 cents a square foot. I just put up a shooting house and now I need to protect its walls. I have old tin on on the roof but the walls are unprotected.

Can't seem to find anything dirt cheap or scavenge anything. Do you think vinyl flooring would work on a vertical surface? It would be getting some sun and obviously rain as well?



DownSouthJukin
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Are you talking about on the exterior? Did you use marine grade plywood? How about... paint?


REB BEER
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Paint is cheap. 1 of the walls in my stand is OSB board and rest are untreated plywood. I built it and painted it 10 years ago and it's damn near just like new.

If you have a pretty good overhang with the tin roof, I'd just paint it. Mine overhang about a foot all the way around.


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baldona
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Yeah if you are talking exterior than paint or stain, paint is better. Much less than 50 cents a square foot, faster, and easier.


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Clames
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Can add paint additives like Okon and Bug Juice to it too if you paint it. I'm using both when I paint my garage/shop.


omegaman66
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Thanks for the replies. Yes I am talking about for the outside walls. I would prefer to not paint it. As it would need to be repainted periodically and I just hate painting.

Vinyl would also help seal the outside from insects and add a small degree of insulation. Sheets can be easily cut to the size of the wall and windows cut after it is in place.


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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
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Vinyl would also help seal the outside from insects and add a small degree of insulation. Sheets can be easily cut to the size of the wall and windows cut after it is in place.

Sounds like you're gonna use vinyl flooring


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baldona
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Why not just putting siding on it? You realize you could literally have an entire shooting house painted in 30 minutes. Maybe 15 if you wanted to hump it just for shits and giggles. It's going to take you a couple hours to do the siding.

What are you going to use for glue? Or nails or screws? I don't think you'd want to use just the glue for flooring.


omegaman66
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
My plan is to use screws.

The cost of siding is double maybe quadruple as I found some .25 cent per square foot vinyl due to it being on sale but of course non in stock right now.

I might end up doing siding. Was/am seeking input. If someone had done this before and told me the vinyl sheet flooring will rip off in a wind or something then I could abandon that idea.


upgrayedd
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
You're willing to put up siding but painting is too big of a pain?


Jj283
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
You're painting a deer stand, not your master bedroom. Should be able to slap paint on it in no time flat.

Vinyl floor or siding sounds like much more of a PITA to me. Do what makes you happy though. You are the one hunting it.


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dat yat
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
I camo painted mine in the garage with leftover gray, brown and green paint. If it ever needs a repaint it will be a one color slap job with a roller on an extension pole; should take a half hour tops.


omegaman66
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Painting it isn't so bad. Its the periodic repainting it that I don't want to deal with.

Don't see how driving in a few screws is a pain in the ass.


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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
U don't have to repaint just spot spray once a year with a can of spray paint.. Vinyl is going to get moisture behind it and either come off if glued or rot your walls of screwed on.


DownSouthJukin
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
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U don't have to repaint just spot spray once a year with a can of spray paint.. Vinyl is going to get moisture behind it and either come off if glued or rot your walls of screwed on.


This.

I don't mean to sound like a dick, but I've never heard of anyone using vinyl flooring on the walls of their shooting house. Ever.

I have always used treated or marine grade plywood and spray-painted camo to match wherever it was. Having an overhang is important, too. For insulation, spray foam to seal the inside and marine carpeting for the floor and up the sides some.

Vinyl flooring is for floors. Inside a house. And out of the elements.


omegaman66
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
I have never heard of it either that is why I asked. I think I will fork over the extra 50 bucks and put regular siding on it.


Tiger Prawn
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
Vinyl wont last in the weather and if its the type with the felt backing, the felt will mold/mildew when it gets wet


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Chuker
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
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put regular siding on it



Honestly you can use bricks for pretty cheap. I've found them almost for free as leftover material from jobsites. Mortaring them together and keeping straight lines 15ft in the air is a little tricky but it keeps me from having to paint plywood. And lordy do I hate having to spend 15 minutes painting the sides of a 4x5 square building with a paint roller. And that shite only last like 8-10 years before having to start the process ALL OVER AGAIN!


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Jj283
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re: Anyone ever use vinly flooring to protect a shooting house
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Honestly you can use bricks for pretty cheap. I've found them almost for free as leftover material from jobsites. Mortaring them together and keeping straight lines 15ft in the air is a little tricky but it keeps me from having to paint plywood. And lordy do I hate having to spend 15 minutes painting the sides of a 4x5 square building with a paint roller. And that shite only last like 8-10 years before having to start the process ALL OVER AGAIN!



Yep. All of this. Keep it simple.


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