Painting a deck

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Old 04-16-05, 05:52 AM
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Painting a deck

I have a older pressure treated deck that was foolishly painted years ago.
Well, the result was it kept peeling year after year.
Last year i scrapped,sanded,used a washer ,and everything i could think of to get it to a point to paint. I let it set in a unpainted state since last year.

Now, i want to paint over it again. I'm thinking of a exterior latex because i
think moisture was migrating through the untreated decking from the underside causing the peeling. I understand that Latex "breaths" and will let the moisture escape.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 
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Old 04-16-05, 05:58 AM
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your thought on latex 'breathing' and allowing moisture to escape are correct. How much will it allow to escape? That has been debated many times, and no clear outcome. I would suggest using a acrylic exterior bonding primer. Click this link, and scroll down to MPI#6. It gives 3 good examples of products to use. Topcoat with 2 coats of latex/acrylic porch/floor/deck enamel.
 
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Old 04-16-05, 06:07 AM
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Thanks for your prompt reply. I will do as you suggested. Thanks for the link also.
 
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