how to seal supa wood?

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    Hi Gents

    I made a plan with the unit and now i need to water proof the supa wood i used for the cabinet, can anyone recommend a product that would be ok to use in the cabinet where the sump will be residing to prevent the wood from getting damaged? I will be making a cover for the sump but i also want to treat the supa wood

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    Hi Ziyaad
    I used Alcolin's "Wood Mate - Sealant for Wood". It is a siliconised sealant that is waterproof. The write-up claims; "It resists moisture, fungus and mildew and is odour free".
    I applied it to the inside of my wooden canopy about two weeks ago; looks good so far.

    The reason I chose this over other products was price (it was on special ;D).
    No prior experience with it.

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    i have tried exterior varnish and clear epoxy varnish and it didnt seal.

    the only products i have found that work are hammerite, not sure if i would use this on the inside of my canopy though, and glatex 8.

    i have not tried the alcolin one mentioned by ismail, so i cant comment.
     
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    Hi Ziyaadb,

    Not to sure about superwoob but you can also try Woodoc 50, its the same stuff they use on on boats to seal the wood ( uv protection as well). The only other thing that I can think of is to sand the wood then apply a primer and spray paint it.
     
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    I used Woodoc 50 on the wooden bases on my fish stand. So far it seems to be holding up alright.
     
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    excellent thanks gents will see what the local stores have to offer me in regards to the products listed much apreciated
     
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    Dude, just found out if its going to be anywhere near your water, or in a canopy the Woodoc 50 repels invertabrites ( as we know the bottom of the food chain) and could cause problems if water ( through condensation) lands on it and falls back in the tank.Rather use the Woodoc 55 instead.
     
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    A product that I use is sanding sealer.
    You can apply with brush or compressor.
    quick drying,once dry use 400grit sandpaper or fine steel wool(sand paper best though)
    lightly sand wood down, it seals and gives a very smooth texture.
    remember to give 2-3 coats and wear a dust mask. When sanding a fine powder is generated.
     

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