How to Treat Plywood

Treating plywood is required when you are placing it in an area that is exposed to the elements. Since the material is exposed protecting it will extend the life expectancy. The process requires only a few items purchased at your home store and can be accomplished by any homeowner. It's important to allow yourself a couple of days for the product to dry and cure.

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Treat with sealant plywood that is in an area exposed to the elements.

Step 1

Dip the foam paintbrush into the sealer.

Step 2

Apply the sealer to the plywood. Make sure you are going with the grain of the wood. This will be a bit tricky since it may shift, but just follow the grain.

Step 3

Allow the sealant to dry for 24 hours. Sand the plywood to scuff the surface of the sealant. Wipe off the dust with a damp cloth. Apply another coat of sealant


Philip Powe

Philip Powe started writing in 1987 for St. Louis area newspapers. He has since written for "St. Clair County Historical Society Journal" and the "American Association of State and Local Historians Journal." Concentrations are in home and garden, philosophy and history. Powe holds a Master of Arts in intellectual history from Southern Illinois University.