homosote boards

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by rws, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. rws

    rws New Member

    hi, just got back into hobby after many years. i built a table with homosote over plywood. my question is, should i seal this with type of paint or similiar covering, and also if i cut out grooves for canals, is there a method of sealing the rough edges of the board. thanks. Rob
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Hi and welcome to The Gauge. A lot of us who use homosote believe it is good to paint the board to make it less susceptible to warping and swelling in humidity changes.
  3. fseva

    fseva Member

    Micore - a better choice...

    :cry:It's too bad you didn't use Micore instead of homasote - it's designed to be impervious to moisture penetration.

    :thumb: Regardless, you can use any household latex paint to seal the homasote, but it would be wise to apply only a thin layer to allow quick drying and less moisture penetration. Also, use a color that you can also used as your first coat on your scenery base. In other words, a "soil-like" color. The wet paint can then be used to hold a first layer of ground cover.
  4. Old_Bob

    Old_Bob Member

    What's Micore? Where do you get it?
  5. fseva

    fseva Member

  6. Old_Bob

    Old_Bob Member

    Thanks, Frank. I'm a contractor but I have never seen that before; looks interesting! Unfortunately no local distributers.

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