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Hello, i am about to install new oak posts, railings and balusters inside the house,i was wondering what the steps are for painting them in latex?
Wood conditioner, primer,paint.What im am worried about is the grain raise.Is there a difference in staining or painting regarding grain raise?
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painting oak should be a crime
Depends. If it is not FAS, then I don't see an issue. If it's Red Oak, I still don't see an issue. I paint Hard Maple all the time. I wouldn't paint oak just for the porous wood species. Maple, Birch, and I agree...Poplar would have been a much better choice.
 

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We just did this not too long ago, installed and painted new oak treads and painted the existing oak railings. Prime, sand, 2 coats of oil based porch and floor (Ben moore). Wanted it to lay down like glass and be very durable since it was stairs. Went to the job last week and everything still looks great (about 8 months or so).
 
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