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Old 11-01-2018, 07:16 PM   #11
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That will be fine. I would still seal the ply both sides with diluted PVA or similar and then slosh on emulsion paint, again both sides if possible.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:38 PM   #12
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Don’t buy plywood without seeing it as it can be very badly warped
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.... still seal the ply both sides with diluted PVA or similar
Thanks for that WTD, I very nearly forgot all about doing that. R-
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:13 PM   #14
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Good ply shouldn’t be warped.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:32 PM   #15
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Good ply shouldn’t be warped.
It would be going straight back if it was lol.
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Old 14-01-2018, 08:33 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the advice folks. I have gone for 8x4x15mm Birch Ply with 2x1 for the bracing. Not cheap but I hope worth it in the long run. Can anyone recommend a good earthy matt emulsion?

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Buy some of those tester pots from B&Q or similar and mix up a gungy colour. I sposhed on dark grey ish to start with.
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Buy some of those tester pots from B&Q or similar and mix up a gungy colour. I sposhed on dark grey ish to start with.
Great idea, thanks.
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Old 15-01-2018, 09:47 AM   #19
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Well my new baseboard is almost there. The underside has had 2 coats of PVA/Water 50/50. The top just needs the counter sunk holes filling & sanding, then I can PVA the top and sides a couple of times before adding colour. It's my first real attempt.
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Old 15-01-2018, 12:07 PM   #20
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That looks real good. Good progress .
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