I have some old plywood that will be OUTSIDE, and exposed to weather
I don't know if it is treated .....but I know it's more than 30 years
Which coating would better protect this wood and make it last longer
with minimum maintenance.........
oil-based clear polyurethane, or oil-based exterior paint
Appearance is NOT a priority.
Any comments welcome!
Thank you...... Lee Carkenord
The plywood is in place on a real old pickup camper. It's a damn good
camper, but about worn out. I am trying to get a few morte years of
use out of it.
The plywood forms the vertical walls of the camper, and replacing the
wood would be impractical.
I'll put on some kinda surface sealer/treater, and hope it buys me some
time. I'm just trying to find out what the better product might be.
To further complicate my search, I've just been made aware of
"water-based urethane acrylic" paint, which some people say is
On 14 Apr 2006 04:50:53 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Anything with pigment in it will be better than anything clear for protection
from the elements and UV.
My recommendation would be to go to a store that sells marine supplies and buy
some Sikkens Cetol. It holds up very well on exterior wood trim on boats, and
annually, you just scrub it with a scotchbrite pad and water to clean the
surface, and then apply another coat or two. No sanding needed other than the
initial sanding before you paint for the first time. The nice thing about Cetol
is that it breathes. most paint failures are due to paint that doesn't breathe
and let moisture escape. When the moisture can't get out, it causes the paint to
blister & peel. Cetol doesn't have that problem.
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