Waterproofing a wooden backsplash

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Old 02-04-08, 09:45 PM
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Waterproofing a wooden backsplash

We are using a large Oak Plyboard behind wall sink. Obviously it will serve as back splash as well. We stained the board already and wanted to what would be the most appropriate way to waterproof it. Would poly be enough

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Old 02-05-08, 02:38 AM
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Poly is about the only choice to protect the wood. Apply atleast 3 coats [sand lightly between coats] and putty all the nail holes. You also need to caulk the joint between the plywood and the counter top.

Wood is a poor choice for a back splash because of it's propensity to damage from water, so the poly must be maintained! I know a floor finisher that has oak for his kitchen counter tops but he does sand and repoly them 1-2 times a year.
 
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thanks very much
 
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