pressure treated wood

Old 09-04-00, 08:09 AM
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how long should i wait before painting pressure treated wood?i've heard everything from no wait to a year.also,should it be treated as regular,raw wood?
Old 09-04-00, 12:15 PM
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Pressure-treated wood is usually treated with liquid chromated copper arsenate (CCA)under pressure and allowed to air/drip-dry in the manufacturing yard. The liquid CCA then crystalizes in the white cells of the wood, as it drys out. If it is real new, you might want to let it season (dry out more)in the open air for a few months before painting, especially if you intend to paint all four sides and the ends. Then you can prime/paint it just like any other wood. Good Luck!

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