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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on May 8th, 2001 04:34 PM
In reply to Painting treated lumber by Armond DeFino on May 8th, 2001 02:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Armond,

Objectively speaking, you'll probably find that MOST Painters and Paint Retailers will say you can paint PT wood. However, it's not likely that you'll hear them say that it may not last too long, and that you'll be painting it more than you'd care to. Understand, if they said outright that you can't / shouldn't paint PT wood, well, how much business would they lose?

Soooo, I'm going to let you decide for yourself whether or not you should paint or not paint your PT wood. Here are some links for you to peruse.

Home Repair, 'Painting PT Wood', and Scott Paints

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: Others may 'nudge' you one way or the other. That's OK w/me for sure. PT wood, as you know, has impregnated chemicals to prevent rot and such. Also, we're talking pine. And pine tends to 'bleed' sap. It's not that easy to seal in. If the sap wants to come out, it will ...

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