Exterior Ply

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  1. empty-seat

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    I need some timber sheets for an outdoors project, and I'm struggling to find something suitable.

    A visited the local DIY stores and the Plywood rated for exterior use seems crap. The laminated sides seem to separate and peel off really easily, and I can't imagine it holding up when I cut it, so I've resisted buying anything so far.

    I will be painting it - could I just use regular good quality structural plywood sealed with paint? Or is this likely to deteriorate rapidly in the rain?

    Thanks a lot for your help, I really appreciate your guidance.
     
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  3. Jadele

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    I wouldn't. Any damage to the paint i's going to result in a much bigger issue for you. I have always found marine ply from my local wood yard pretty good but then I don't know how good it must be for your project. I wouldnt buy from a diy store on price alone despite the questionable quality
     
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    OP - what do you want it for?
     
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    DIY stores are the wrong place to look for quality ply.
     
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    I seen and used a full bale of 13mm marine ply from a reputable hard ware distributor and it had bubbles and the laminates were not bonded that well.
    Chinese it turned out!
     
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    Which is why so many buildings have gone over to cement board, I'm sure.
     
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