Sealing Plywood?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by team_realtree, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is framed like a standard house and panelled off with untreated plywood to form walls.

    I like the look of the plywood and don't want to paint it.

    Is there a product that I can paint on that is clear and will seal the wood protecting it from rain and snow?
     
  2. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's called wood sealer, you can get it at any hardware store. Sometimes it is called deck sealer.
     
  3. B'villechicken

    B'villechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take it that the plywood you are talking about is on the exterior of the coop. I have plywood on the inside of my coop and have nothing on it at all. For exterior, you can use a clear product like Thompson's preservative. Cuprinol and Olympic make one as well. I have used Cuprinol in the past with good luck. If you want some shine to it, a satin polyurethane will work. Good luck with your project.
     
  4. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I wasn't aware all these products existed. Sounds like a trip to the hardware store!
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    polyurothane(spelling) is also a clear wood preservative.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wood will gray much faster with sealers than with polyurethane.
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I would use polyurethane, multiple coats. Or on the exterior you could use deck sealer (Thompsons Water Seal etc etc) but I would not personally use them indoors as they take quite a long time (days, even weeks) to dry *fully totally*.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  8. Chicken of the Sea

    Chicken of the Sea Out Of The Brooder

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    Cabot makes a complete range of oil based products for this application.
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Use deck sealer! You can get it in a few tints if you don't want clear. DON"T use polyurethane on the outside!!!! The weather & sun will make it peel & crack in 1 summer. I was a cabinet maker for 20 years, & I've seen several patio cabinets ruined by not useing the right finish. [​IMG]
     
  10. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:do they make deck sealer in a clear finish?
     

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