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    They do make light weight drywall 1\2 inch. 40 pounds compared to sixty, also 1\4 inch drywall weighs about thirty pounds.


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    I've done it with foam board insulation. Strip off the paper from one side, it comes off easily. Has a very rough look - it's cast foam and looked just like cast concrete.

    You could smooth it with drywall mud, but by then you're better off buying luan plywood (door skin). Either way, you need to make 2x2 or 2x4 frames, and luan is very popular for this kind of thing.

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    If you're not dead-set on painting, you could always wallpaper the insulation boards like the Red Letter Media guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWSMAngE4po


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    I've built stage sets out of honeycomb and corrugated cardboard panels with 1x2 wood frames glued to one side for handling and joining. Paper tape the joints and paint as needed.
    There are more expensive versions like Eagle cell made for the signage industry with printable white paper surfaces if you need something more elegant.

    http://www.ashleydistributors.com/category/corrugated

    https://www.grimco.com/Products.aspx?cid=0990&pid=05639
    Last edited by Razz16mm; 01-27-2016 at 12:13 AM.


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