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What treatment, paint, and or sealant is needed for wood?

lardo5150

Member
As the title says.
If I go with wood, like some type of plywood, what should the inside be treated with that is safe for the dragon?
Any specific brands/products?

On a side note, plywood, melamine, or some other type? What is the preference? Melamine seems heavy.
 

Claudiusx

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
You can treat the inside with whatever you want really. You can paint it ( I typically paint mine white) or use a wood sealer.

Whatever you decide to do, just make sure it has completely cured before putting your dragon in it. This means if you can still smell the paint or sealer, it's not fully cured yet. This can take over a week or two depending on what you use.

I use plywood. Easier to work with and lighter than melamine.

-Brandon
 

lardo5150

Member
Original Poster
Claudiusx":pku1eeu5 said:
You can treat the inside with whatever you want really. You can paint it ( I typically paint mine white) or use a wood sealer.

Whatever you decide to do, just make sure it has completely cured before putting your dragon in it. This means if you can still smell the paint or sealer, it's not fully cured yet. This can take over a week or two depending on what you use.

I use plywood. Easier to work with and lighter than melamine.

-Brandon

Are you dealing it then painting, paint then seal, or just one or the other?
 

Claudiusx

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Paint is a form of sealing, so I only paint the inside. I typically stain and/or seal the outside.

-Brandon
 
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