What kind of plywood should be used, and paint?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ashleyrae211, May 21, 2012.

  1. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012

    What kind of plywood should I use? OSB is soooo much cheap which is nice on my not so big wallet, but will it hold up in the weather? Can I use some kind of paint/treatment that will help that is okay for use with animals?
  2. Jersey Jon

    Jersey Jon In the Brooder

    May 20, 2012
    Rockaway, NJ
    I agree with your thoughts on OSB, it acts like a sponge. You will get a few years out of it, but only a few. Walk into your local building store and ask them for "Sheathing". It's much tougher.

    If you are afraid of paint, use stain such as Thompson's weather seal. The nice thing about stain is you can spray it on instead of painting for hours.

    Good luck!
  3. 1dude

    1dude In the Brooder

    Dec 27, 2007
    Pace, Florida
    I'm going to use Masonite siding. Also paint it to add more moisture protection.
    It's used on sheds and houses, its pretty strong stuff. Not sure of the cost
    per sheet. Check Lowes or HD.

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