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Forum topic by Betasig588 posted 02-28-2014 02:40 AM 865 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betasig588

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02-28-2014 02:40 AM

I am trying to put together a few modern adirondack chairs for the backyard fire pit and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for how to finish them. The chair is made out of BCX plywood and i would like to paint it a solid color. What should i use to prime, paint and seal. Thanks in advance for your help.


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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 02:50 PM

I’m not a Fortune Teller, but I see Ply seperation in your future.

I suggest you use a good exterior oil based primer and paint and keep them out of the wet weather as much as possible, to include not letting them sit on the ground or a wet deck or patio. That will get you as much milage as anything.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 03:15 PM

+1 to Len’s advice

Plus, I’d start by sealing all the edges with white acrylic roofing cement.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 04:04 PM

Sealing the edges is a good idea Clint.

One of my friends makes outdoor/patio furniture and said he’s had real good results with 2 coats of TiteBond III
on any parts that make contact with the ground, decks or patio surfaces, after staining and even under painted finishes.

Betasig588, Good Luck with your projects. – Grandpa len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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