Finish for pressure treated wood on porch.

Old 03-15-04, 08:53 AM
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Finish for pressure treated wood on porch.

On a screened in porch, parts of the wood I want to stain a semi-transparent stain, nothing solid like paint.

This porch does not get wet much at all, as it is pretty protected. Of course, I know it is outside and can get damp and dirty.

This is pressure treated, and has been built for three years. Can I clean this well, and apply an oil based stain without any other treatment, or do I seal it further with something? Or does it need some kind of pre-treatment?

Old 03-15-04, 09:02 AM
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If you use an exterior type semi-transparent alkyd stain, it should be fine. Be cautioned that making this type stain look even is pretty tough to do. If your cut-in is allowed to dry even the least amount, the roll on overlap will show big time. Assume for 2 coats. Spraying is the ideal way to apply semi-trans. stain.

Good luck.

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