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Making a 3D sign

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I'm looking to make a fairly large sign/logo to go on an outdoor wall, but I'm not sure what to make it from.

I'm fairly handy with mdf - easy to cut and shape - so would sealing and painting it make it suitable for outdoors and exposed to the elements?
Plywood seems like it would be tough to smooth off.

Acrylic was another thought, but I don't know where to buy a large piece of it - approx 500mm x 1000mm.
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I would use MDO.
Called MDO, or medium density overlay, it's engineered plywood with a resin treated fiber applied to both faces. This gives an extremely smooth finish that is easy to paint. In addition it's rated for exterior use, which means it is safe from the elements, insects, or other outdoor hazards, making it a perfect choice for the new deck or porch.
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