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Prime then paint

Posted by Mongo on April 23rd, 2003 10:56 PM
In reply to Painting Pressure Treated by David on April 23rd, 2003 07:29 PM [Go to top of thread]

The size made me wonder, too...

David gave good advice abot letting the wood season a before painting. PT, unless it is kiln dried, is too wet.

Do prime it, with an oil-based primer. Then if you have to paint, paint with two top coats of a good quality latex paint.

Can you get away with a solid-stain topcoat instead of painting? PT is usually SYP, which is fairly unstable. As the wood moves, the paint may not be able to keep up and cracking/peeling paint will be the result. Especially if the doors are not undercover or have high exposure to the sun.

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