The below are recommendations only and should not be substituted for manufacturer’s guidelines:
Fully Exposed Applications
Shadowclad is the only plywood suitable when properly sealed & installation guidelines followed. With its bandsawn texture helping to diffuse UV rays and Light Organic Solvent Protective (LOSP) H3 treatment, this protects the plywood from cracking, crazing & decaying over time.
Free Standing Applications
Plywood is a natural product that can be affected by changes in ambient weather conditions, possibly causing previously flat sheets to bow.
In semi exposed exterior applications, the product must be adequately protected by the use of a suitable water based, exterior paint or stain on both sides of the sheet & edges, irrespective of whether the sides are exposed to the weather or not. It’s recommended to contact a reputable paint supplier and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not use oil-based products on this plywood as oil-based paints or stains may penetrate the surface veneer of the plywood and react with adhesives that bond the core veneers together. No warranty or guarantee is offered by Plywood & Panel Supplies Pty Ltd (PPS) if oil-based paint or stain has been applied to the plywood. This plywood is not suitable for use in the manufacture of doors and no warranty/ guarantee is offered by PPS if this plywood is utilised in any application associated with the manufacture of doors.
The information provided herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be, whether it originated with PPS or not. This information cannot be warranted by PPS to be correct or appropriate for the recipient’s intended use. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the information is correct, applicable and suitable to their circumstances. Always refer to manufacturers span tables for correct loadings.