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OSB for interior walls

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OSU Beavers

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Couldn't find any HUD rules against it. I would think that they at least have to be painted. Opinions?
 

Tom Woolford

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As I understand it, and have always practiced, HUD does not regulate finishes, as long as they do not affect the health or safety of the structure. Now marketability.........that is a whole 'nother story.
 

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I guess some people like that "outhouse" look in their bathroom as this is the third one I have seen in a month.
 

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I had one a few years ago like that. A Jim Walter house with owner "finished" interior. OSB all over every interior surface. There was nothing "wrong" with it, it was in good shape, unpainted as ugly as hell. Obviously no similar comps so estimated 25% functional obsolescence due to sheer ugliness; excuse me, "lack of market acceptance".
 

Marcia Langley

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OSU,

I think unpainted interior surfaces are OK with FHA.

They don't want unpainted exterior surfaces exposed to the elements or, of course, pre '78 peeling paint inside or outside.
 
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