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HDO plywood

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Wild Hare, May 31, 2012.

  1. Wild Hare

    Wild Hare Member

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    I just had a customer drop off a sheet of HDO. Works for the gov. and says must be HDO, rather than MDO what I have in stock. Anyway one side looks like cheap knotty pylwood and the other side had the paper backing. I always thought that the paper side was the back. Can I paint the paper side like normal and use that surface as the front?
     
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  2. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Also called duraply. Prime it , paint it. It's rated for exterior use even if that looks like paper.
     
  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Your MDO has the paper side on the back?
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    its resin coated - standard
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    This sounds scary.....................
     
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    MDO comes three ways - resin, primed, or enameled...or variations thereof (resin/prime for instance - resin 1 side, prime 1 side)
     
  7. Wild Hare

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    OK, I guess that question made me sound stupid. But I always order my MDO primed, and this is HDO so it threw me.
     
  8. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    hey if he is from the government and dropped it off thats what you need to use i wouldnt have even questioned it....cause they know best
     
  9. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    yup prime & go to it

    HDO is way better then MDO.. HDO suppose to have no knot hole voids like MDO does
     

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