I just had a friend make me a wheelchair and electric scooter for me so I
can in and out of my house. It's just plywood, and I would like for you to
tell me if I should put something on the raw plywood to protect it from the
extremely harsh New Mexico sunshine. Thompson's water seal or just paint or
something else to make the plywood last for several years. We can get snow
that sits for 3 weeks too. I know that I want to make the ramp surface
rough for good traction by sprinkling a handful of sand on the ramp when the
paint or sealant or whatever is still wet. What would you recommend that I
put on the raw plywood to prolong it's life in the sun?
A lot depends on the plywood. A good exterior grade plywood will
tolerate the outdoors very well. Without paint it will look ugly but it
will not come unglued. An occasional coat of paint should keep it good
for ten years.
If you do not have a external grade of plywood all bets are off. Paint
will help but it will still come apart.
On Tue, 1 Jun 2004 12:43:29 -0600, "QuiltShopHopper"
Try "porch paint", and the same place you buy it will have an additive
you mix into the paint for traction.
As othere have mentioned, be sure to really saturate the edges of the
plywood to reduce delamination.
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If you want to add the anti-skid sand paper, I found Barb at this website
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Click on Sheets, " 9"x33" NON SKID SELF ADHESIVE SHEETS
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