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Old 05-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Painting Pressure Treated Lumber


would like some advice On painting acq .40 pressure treated lumber. Do I need to let it set for. Few days first. And what kind of paint is best.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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I would let it dry out for 9 months before finishing at minimum. Opens up the pores in the wood giving you more of grab on for the product. Horizontal surfaces are not going to bear any product well over time in comparison to vertical surfaces, but your best bet is going to be arborcoat IMO.

Transparent stains will give you the clearest grain finish..but they also last the shortest period of time. Semi-transparents have more pigment and will hold up longer. Solid stains typically will hold up the longest depending on which product you use.

My recommendation to you is BM arborcoat. You can also put a clear coat for maintenance on this finish. I have decks from 2 years ago that still look good using the 623.

Really depends on the look you are trying to achieve, and what the budget is for maintenance.

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I have seen good primers peel right off of treated lumber. Sometimes you don't have a choice, but if you do, at least give it a week of sunshine.
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Check the moisture level. Once it drops low enough to paint, paint it. You may want to paint the thinner material (1X and 2X) when it dries out, even thought the 4X and 6X may not be dry enough yet, then come back and paint the 4X and 6X when it's dry.
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I did a covered wheelchair ramp for a lady once, under a gov't RRAP grant. The inspector (not BI, but the RRAP inspector) insisted we paint the treated 6x6 posts before he would release the funds. I could have put 100 coats on there and it would still be bleeding through.
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I did a covered wheelchair ramp for a lady once, under a gov't RRAP grant. The inspector (not BI, but the RRAP inspector) insisted we paint the treated 6x6 posts before he would release the funds. I could have put 100 coats on there and it would still be bleeding through.
try BIN?
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try BIN?
No, actually.

Solid stain was spec'd and he would accept nothing else.
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Then look at Cabots or Durastain once it is weathered. Clena it with a deck brightener to remove any mold and dirt from the wood. Let it dry to 12% and seal with solid Cabots or a solid Durastain from Wolmans
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try BIN?
Per the manufacturer, Bin is only recommended for spot priming on exteriors. Things like knots, etc.
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would like some advice On painting acq .40 pressure treated lumber. Do I need to let it set for. Few days first. And what kind of paint is best.
I appreciate any help thanks
I would wait at least a month. Then check everything with a moisture meter. 12% or lower is good.
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i like the six month approach, then may be more time?? if some of that wood was on the outside of stack going into the autoclave it may take a year to dry.
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I've never read the label on pressure treated so it tells zero, but doesn't it leave you wondering why ? why build a deck out of PT when whole original the intention is to paint it, there oughta be a better solution, a very strange tradition/custom :wallbash,but then what would you build it in. ( without the money printer).
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Per the manufacturer, Bin is only recommended for spot priming on exteriors. Things like knots, etc.
BIN is shellac, shellac dries hard...hard means its brittle and won't flex. It will crack if you use it outside as an overall primer....or so I have been told.
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Because the color of pressure treated putrid
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actually BIN wont seal some knots. Its best to water down some wood glue, brush it on, lightly sand and then prime with your choice of primer.
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Well since I started this post about two weeks ago I went ahead and painted the pressure treated two days after it was delivered from lumber yard. I can safely say it primed and painted just fine I've been watching it for two weeks and all is well
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Green PT seems to do best when primed with a solid acrylic stain.
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Green PT seems to do best when primed with a solid acrylic stain.
Correct. Ive done it this way before
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Hey guys,
We coated a pressure treated deck with one coat of solid stain so far(we waited 6 weeks till it was dry enough) Question: Do I have to wait 24 hours or can I recoat it after a few hours. It feel dry to the touch after about a half hour.
Client told us to come back every 24 hours for another coat. Sounds bull to me. It doesn't say on the can.
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Depends on the stain, some require immediate on a wet edge. If it is dry it will just coat on top and be a skating rink.

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