Painting a pressure treated fence

Old 04-11-01, 07:47 AM
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I would like to paint a pressure treated fence white.I finished building it in Oct. of 2000 so it has been exposed to the elements for 6 months.How soon until i can paint?Should I stain it or paint it.(can I stain it white)I was considering a white stain first, if i did not like the look I would paint it white.What type of paint or stain should I use. ie acrylic laytex,oil,? Should i use a white stain as a primer and then paint?......hanks for your help
Old 04-13-01, 05:37 PM
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BALKY, In that your fence has aged the most part of a year you could use most anything on it. What I would suggest is a solid body oil stain. One coat of this would show a little grain(not a bad thing) but would never scale or come off. Two coats of solid body stain will look painted but you will be free from the scraping in a few years as you think about repainting it. If you want to paint, prime with an exterior oil primer and topcoat of your choice...Mike

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