Painting a Redwood Deck

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Old 03-19-05, 12:14 PM
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Painting a Redwood Deck

I need to paint an exterior redwood deck that has recently been primed with an oil-based primer. I'd like to know whether latex/acrylic or oil-based paint will be more durable and which will adhere better to the oil based primer. Also, if oil is better are there any options besides a glossy finish? The deck will not have heavy foot traffic, but will be walked on, and gets a lot of sun. I know it would have been best to stain it, but that is not an option in this situation.
 
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Old 03-19-05, 12:49 PM
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I think your locked into Oil based products now thats its oil primed
not bad though,I prefer oil based products on such items as a floor/deck
I would drive on down to your local real paint store and let him show you some products
you have alot of choices - they have deck oriented oil paints,as well as more durable industrial oil based products

I dont reccomend anything HD or Loews has to offer -
 
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Thanks for the reply.

Are there specific brands and types of oil-based exterior deck paint that anyone can recommend?
 
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Old 03-19-05, 05:08 PM
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Sikkens Rubold DEK
It's expensive but excellent
I live in an area where mold and mildew and winters can kill decks rather quickly
I have used this product exclusivly for years for my clients that want a painted deck
Old deck, new decks, problem decks...it's great
I won't use latex on a deck around here
 
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I agree. The Sikkens Rubbol solid color stain is tops/ With the oil primer and Rubbol you have reduced your chances of tannin bleed to almost zero.
 
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Old 03-21-05, 05:06 AM
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x2 on the Sikkens
great product - $$$
 
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latex or oil both will adhere well to oil primer. In the deep south oil base paints don't hold up well in the intense sun. Here in tenn both hold up equally well. With an oilbase finish you are pretty much stuck with a gloss finish, latex you can get any sheen. Since it is low traffic I would probably use a full body latex stain [it will cover the primer] Oil base does give a harder finish.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
latex or oil both will adhere well to oil primer. In the deep south oil base paints don't hold up well in the intense sun. Here in tenn both hold up equally well. With an oilbase finish you are pretty much stuck with a gloss finish, latex you can get any sheen. Since it is low traffic I would probably use a full body latex stain [it will cover the primer] Oil base does give a harder finish.
So, you recommend that I use a solid stain rather than paint? I live in the desert and did not know that oil based paints don't hold up well in the hot sun.

Thanks for all the input. Any more suggestions?
 
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I assume you live in the southwest where I have never worked. I do know that in Florida you can't get oil base to hold up on the exterior. It just seems to disenigrate and blow away where as good quality latex will hold up for a long time with only mildew and chalk being a problem.
It has been my experiance that although solid stain doesn't hide as well as paint, it won't peel but just gradually wear away. Hope this helps.

Your best painting info will usually come from some one with a lot of experiance in your area.
 
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Thanks all. After much research and the advice from here I am going with a solid color latex stain.
 
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