CDX vs pressure treated ply - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 10-20-2017, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Maylar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: South Central Connecticut
Posts: 1,147
View Maylar's Photo Album My Photos
CDX vs pressure treated ply

I'm rebuilding a utility trailer that has a metal frame and plywood floor & sides. I want to paint the wood panels before screwing them to the trailer, for some weather resistance. Last time I used unpainted pressure treated ply and it's lasted 10 yrs, but it's time to renew it.

I'm told by contractors that pressure treated wood needs to dry out before being painted or the water will keep it from sticking. I'm not sure if plywood has the same limits or not. If that's the case, I'm OK with exterior CDX sheathing, but I dunno if just paint is enough to keep it from rotting.

I intend to cover the edges with metal foil tape in either case, so if it's sealed and painted would CDX survive?

Dave in CT, USA
Maylar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 10-20-2017, 07:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25,991
View Steve Neul's Photo Album My Photos
If the wood is dripping wet then you shouldn't paint it but if it's just a little damp you can paint it with latex paint. If you plan on oil based paint then it will need to be completely dry.

The treated plywood will last longer with nothing on it than CDX would fully painted.
Steve Neul is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pressure Treated Swivel Glider Chair Robideau Design & Plans 1 07-30-2017 09:08 PM
Pressure Treated or not mhhickma General Woodworking Discussion 10 12-15-2016 07:25 AM
Would you use pressure treated for framing? Quickstep General Woodworking Discussion 7 09-29-2016 11:18 PM
Rust-Oleum on Wood? and Painting Pressure Treated Plywood? TwoRails General Woodworking Discussion 7 07-03-2016 09:50 AM
Attaching Med Duty 2x4s to Heavy Duty Pressure Treated 4x4s Mythran Design & Plans 14 06-01-2016 02:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome