Wood shower surround- can I do that?

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If I coated wood shiplap with marine grade varethane, would I be able to use it around the tub and shower?
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  • William William on Jun 12, 2017
    No. There is no paint or finish that will hold up under wet conditions on a regular basis.

  • Sue Diener Sue Diener on Jun 13, 2017
    Yes, you can, but I would paint,seal, each board, spraying would be better, with (bottom boat) marine paint. Caulk all joints. It will require constant maintenance just like a boat. The boards aren't sitting in water, the water will run off, but you have to make sure all edges are sealed, caulked..basically no water can reach bare wood.

  • I just ripped out a similar installation. In my objective opinion, only go this route if you want a project that needs continuous ongoing maintenance like your deck.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jun 13, 2017
    I wouldn't do this in a shower.