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Poly on MDO? (by Frank [NJ]) Apr 17, 2019 5:09 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 17, 2019 5:36 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by plenty [MO]) Apr 17, 2019 6:26 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by small potatoes [NY]) Apr 17, 2019 7:29 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by DJ [VA]) Apr 17, 2019 9:28 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by Steve [MA]) Apr 18, 2019 2:58 AM
       Poly on MDO? (by Frank [NJ]) Apr 18, 2019 5:43 AM
       Poly on MDO? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 18, 2019 5:43 AM
       Poly on MDO? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 18, 2019 5:44 AM
       Poly on MDO? (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 18, 2019 4:33 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 18, 2019 6:14 PM
       Poly on MDO? (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 19, 2019 3:27 PM

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Poly on MDO? (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 5:09 PM
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Hi All.

Putting in some MDO plywood in the bottom of lower kitchen cabts.

Can I [should I] coat then with clear poly to keep them easy to clean and avoid wearing the surface?

TIA

Frank

--74.105.xxx.xxx




Poly on MDO? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 5:36 PM
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I just looked at it online and the grains on the samples I saw are small. I never liked big plywood grain. From a female former tenant point of view if it's small grain poly would look nice. If there is NO coating, everything that drops on it will stain it and it will have that gray/black stain look very quickly. Other than that, some porch paint might stay on a long time. I would not like it without some kind of coating. And from a LL point of view, I feel you will not have to be replacing it soon if you coat it with something waterproof. The bottom of lower cabinets gets pots and pans and cleaning supplies which would soon stain bare plywood. --173.61.xxx.xx




Poly on MDO? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 6:26 PM
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We buy 4x8 white plastic sheets at Menards. We cut to line the bottom. $20 a sheet. Cuts with knife. Easy to work with. In the past i have also used vinyl rolled sheet flooring. I do believe they actually make a product for this purpose --99.203.xx.xxx




Poly on MDO? (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 7:29 PM
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I take a scrap piece of sheet vinyl and glue it under the sink cabinet. Usually matches the floor I just laid for a coordinated look. Also have used leftover pieces of allure. I'd paint vs poly if you go that route. --24.194.xx.xx




Poly on MDO? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 9:28 PM
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Sure! Do it.

Your thoughts about cleanliness and durability are on point.

Us whichever you happen to have on hand - poly, durable paint, vinyl flooring, etc. They all serve the same purpose. Just a matter of personal taste.

You might also caulk the edges and coat it up the side of the cabinet, too --68.10.xxx.x




Poly on MDO? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 2:58 AM
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First dry fit it, remove, coat both sides & all 4 edges with poly or oil based paint then install it, you'll have less problems with water soaking into it.

--96.237.xx.xx




Poly on MDO? (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 5:43 AM
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Thank you all. The finish has a look we like so am doing this to keep the finish looking good and (eventual) water issues. --174.225.xxx.xxx




Poly on MDO? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 5:43 AM
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Frank,

After 39 years of repairing the floors of sink bases and covering them with every type of shelf liner/ vinyl tiles/ Allure,

My guy now caulks the cracks and sprays them with FlexSeal as seen on v. He cover the floor and goes about 6 inches up the wall. Brush on is now available.

So for a few bucks in materials and 30 minutes labor well never have to repair that one!

Done!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Poly on MDO? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 5:44 AM
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***as seen on TV.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Poly on MDO? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 4:33 PM
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Brad, that black gunk? No appeal to the kitchen user and I would not put something I used to cook or eat off of in there because who knows whats in that stuff. --173.61.xxx.xx




Poly on MDO? (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 6:14 PM
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AllyM, Im not sure what your issue is? It comes in a variety of colors including clear. Once it has dried its no different than storing things you eat off of on other common coverings/sealers. Same can be said about oil paint, polyurethane, or Vinyl flooring. Do you know whats in vinyl flooring? Hint....Polyvinyl chloride, if your worried about Flex Seal, then look up polyvinyl chloride. --71.248.xxx.xxx




Poly on MDO? (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2019 3:27 PM
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I'll tell you this much...

Using clear poly will hold up better than paint. I make all my own trim, transitions/thresholds in my rentals in my woodshop using pine. I tried painting, but especially on high traffic areas like thresholds the paint wears off no matter how tough I tried to apply it. With tenants dragging metal cans of Endust across the paint under your sinks, it will scratch up.

Poly finish will still scratch, but is easier to touch up or re-coat IMO...so I'd use it rather than paint. Gloss finish is easier to clean but doesn't look as nice, your choice.

I've not tried Brad's approach using Flexseal...but someone mentioned it being black and I think they now make it in clear and white too.

--99.92.xxx.xxx



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