painting pressure-treated

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Old 05-25-15, 09:15 AM
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painting pressure-treated

Should I use oil-base or latex primer on new pressure-treated wood?
 
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Old 05-25-15, 10:19 AM
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#1, New pressure treated wood is soaking wet, it needs time to dry out before doing anything.
#2, Where is this wood? Railings decking, ECT.
#3, Paint does not like to stay stuck to pressure treated wood, and when it does fail your stuck having to go back and sand it all off and start again.
Stain is a far better choice.
 
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Old 05-25-15, 12:21 PM
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If the wood isn't completely dried from the PT process, latex will hold up better BUT it's best to make sure the wood is dry! that can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months depending on climate and how wet/dry the wood was when installed.

Like Joe said, stain is usually a better choice for PT wood. What is this PT wood be used for?
 
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Old 05-25-15, 01:28 PM
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Structural posts on a screen porch.
 
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Old 05-25-15, 02:27 PM
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I'd apply a coat or two of latex solid stain, it will look similar to paint .... just be sure the moisture content in the posts has had a chance to dry.
 
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