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Author Topic: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)  (Read 94 times)

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Offline Johndra

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Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:38:13 PM »
I am making progress with my layout and have reined in my enthusiasm (Lawrence you'll be glad to know). I now have a 6' x 6' board in a doughnut shape (with a removable section to allow access) covered in 12mm plywood.

Two questions:

1.  Should I seal the plywood?

2.  If so does it matter what paint I use? I have a 2.5L tin of Cuprinol shed paint in Sage Green.



Cheers   :confused2:

John

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 12:49:08 PM »
if it's indoors in a warm heated room as it appears to be, it doesn't need sealing.
However if there is any chance it might get put in a shed /  garage then please seal it. as for the paint any paint will do, but make sure that Cuprinol is paint, not a wax based wood protector, if it is nothing will stick to your base board..

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »
Hi John, good to see you making a start  :thumbsup:  personally I'd give it a couple of coats of clear matt or satin varnish just to protect it all. If you use a water based one (Wickes have them) it will still take a paint coat if you want to put a particular base colour down anywhere.

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Re: Pitlochry - Killiecrankie - Dalwhinnie(maybe)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 01:43:43 PM »
if it's indoors in a warm heated room as it appears to be, it doesn't need sealing.
However if there is any chance it might get put in a shed /  garage then please seal it. as for the paint any paint will do, but make sure that Cuprinol is paint, not a wax based wood protector, if it is nothing will stick to your base board..

It's in my office/workshop that I am converting to a 'man cave' and there are no plans to be relegated to the outside world. The computer repair business is slowing down and I thought it about time that I had some 'me' time and projects.

Cheers

John
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