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Canít find an Alkyd-Base Primer for a cedar planter I built

Canít find an Alkyd-Base Primer for a cedar planter I built

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Old 05-05-20, 08:53 PM
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Canít find an Alkyd-Base Primer for a cedar planter I built

Folks:

I build two red cedar planter boxes for below two windows. Iíve learned itís best to prime them with an Alkyd-based primer before painting.

I looked at a local HomeDepot and all they had was water based or oil-based.

Is there a better product or have all companies stopped making this stuff? Iíve heard itís best for new Cedar and Redwood when both will be painted.

Thoughts anyone?
 
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Old 05-06-20, 01:32 AM
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Why not just stain and avoid all the paint issues for outdoor wood?
 
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Old 05-06-20, 02:31 AM
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Alkyd and oil base are basically the same thing.
 
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Old 05-06-20, 08:36 AM
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Marksr: Thanks for your reply.

@Marq1: The exterior of the home calls for matching planter boxes to the doors. I'm not in charge of design plans--but I'll give it to my wife, she has an eye for it and they should be painted for the home. I love Cedar, color and smell, but in this application I'm only using Cedar due to these being outside boxes and I need a durable wood for weather changes, etc. I would go Trex or composite but I can't find them in the dimensions I need.
 
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I would use a solid body stain rather than paint and if I were using a solid body stain I would buy pressure treated wood instead of cedar.
 
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Old 05-07-20, 03:29 AM
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I would go Trex or composite but I can't find them in the dimensions I need.
BBS around here carry a line of dimesion Poly wood!

Yes, solid stain!!
 
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