Painting Pressure Treated Wood ?


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Old 10-26-06, 05:48 AM
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Painting Pressure Treated Wood ?

Hello:

Regarding the wood you can buy that is labeled as for Outdoor Use:

I remember in the "old days," that they pressure treated the wood with some kind of
a Copper solution. Or, i think it was Copper based, but possibly not.
It had that Green color.

Not at all sure if it is still available like this.
is it ?

Or, is something else used these days ?
If so, what ?

Anyway, my question the concerns painting of.

Will the normal latex based paints adhere to what is sold these days as "pressure treated, outdoor wood" ? Are "special" paints sold for this purpose ?

Or, will I need a primer first ?

Recommendations for ?

Much thanks,
Bob
 
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Old 10-26-06, 07:33 AM
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What are you doing with the wood? Is this a shed? Is it a deck that you want to paint? Is it siding?

These questions need to be answered before we can help.
 

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Old 10-26-06, 07:05 PM
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Prime PT with an oil-based primer before painting with latex paint
 
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Old 10-27-06, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by slickshift
Prime PT with an oil-based primer before painting with latex paint
Would you stand with that answer if it turns out he's painting his deck floor? I think not. I hope the OP decides to let us know what surface he is painting before we post advice.
 
 

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