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New Pressure Treated wood

Posted by ICIPaint Rep on April 25th, 2003 11:19 AM
In reply to Painting Pressure Treated by David on April 23rd, 2003 07:29 PM [Go to top of thread]

I disagree with the other answers. Your pressure treated can be painted just after it has dried out a little with a porch and floor latex paint with NO PRIMER. Reasoning behind this is two fold.
1 if you prime it with an oil based primer you have effectively sealed in all of the chemicals in the lumber and there is no place for them to go so they peel and blister the primer and force it up causing a nice customer complaint. Latex paint breathes and allows moisture to pass thru the paint film while protecting the substrate. If you wait a year your wood will be cracked,split, and bone dry and you will need an oil based primer to seal it up but the damage has already been done.

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