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Old 05-02-2018, 01:21 PM   #51
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I would recommend using Smart siding. Itís osb sheathing designed to weather the elements. It comes primed already. Also paint sticks really well to it. Iíve built two blinds using this product and theyíve held up for 4 years now. The key to making this product last , or any product you use is to keeping water from seeping onto unpainted surfaces or seeping in behind the panel. Seal up the areas around windows and corners.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:37 PM   #52
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Thompson's water seal.

I have three all wood box stands now in East Tx. 1/4" plywood. One is in the bottoms that stays damp. No problems.

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Old 05-02-2018, 02:20 PM   #53
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Skin it with metal, it's a little expensive but lite weight and will last forever. My last stand that I built I did this and I think I'm converting them all over to this as time goes by.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:15 PM   #54
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You might try priming it with Kilz. Has some mold on sheet rock from a water leak hit it with Kilz before I textured and repainted mold did not come though.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:16 PM   #55
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We use 3/8Ē marine grade plywood on ours. We have a sign shop in town that sells it used for $8.00 a 4x8 sheet. It lasts forever.

We set this one up this weekend. Still needs paint.
Does that sign shop sell to anybody or do you have to know somebody LOl
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:09 PM   #56
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Does that sign shop sell to anybody or do you have to know somebody LOl


Just go in and ask. They sell to anybody.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:10 PM   #57
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Thanks for the information guys.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:19 PM   #58
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If I wanted to go with metal, where could I metal that is smooth sided vs. Corrugated metal
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:39 PM   #59
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I would use LP SmartSide Panels. They are already primed and ready for paint and will last for 20+ years. We made the switch and will never use plywood again.
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