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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 10:50 AM

I have a park bench in my yard..   My issue is that every couple of years I need to repaint it. I use a good oil based paint and it seems to peel down to the raw wood.. It's like I don't get good penetration into the wood .

 

  So,, I'm getting ready to paint it again , but wondering if there is anything I should do to prep it or brush on or in to the grain of the oak before my final coat.???  I'm using Rustolium exterior  paint for wood..

 

 

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 11:05 AM

You might try mixing some linseed oil into it. Make it thinner to penetrate better. Good for the wood too.


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 12:24 PM

This what I was told to use on cedar shingles. May or may not work for you.

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 03:15 PM

You might try mixing some linseed oil into it. Make it thinner to penetrate better. Good for the wood too.

 

Have you tried this?  I have been told this before but I have never tried it.  My front and rear deck is painted and every year I have to repaint it because the paint just peels off.  Doesn't seem to actually adhere to the wood, but just lays on the surface.



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Posted July 06, 2016 - 04:43 PM

Sounds like red oak.
That wood is porous.
It needs to be sealed to take a coating of any kind.
I'd use a deck coating.

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 04:50 PM

Have you tried this?  I have been told this before but I have never tried it.  My front and rear deck is painted and every year I have to repaint it because the paint just peels off.  Doesn't seem to actually adhere to the wood, but just lays on the surface.

I've used it many times with good luck. Even did a concrete floor in a garage this way. Seemed to hold it well!


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Pressure treated wood wont hold paint long no matter what you paint it with..


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 06:44 PM

Pressure treated wood wont hold paint long no matter what you paint it with..

Pressure treated don't need anything on it for many years.  Other raw wood I would use a good water seal and forget the paint.



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Posted July 06, 2016 - 08:03 PM

I would never paint wood that's exposed to the elements. Use a good quality stain. They have many colors available & also you can go with a solid stain or opague that would allow some grain to peak through if that's what you like. I'm partial to Sherwin Williams.

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 08:44 PM

My house was a spec house so the builder cheated out on some things. My porch railing and ballisters rotted out after about five years. I replaced them with pressure treated lumber. I bought my lumber, stickered it in my garage and let it air dry a good six months or more. I cut everything to size, sanded it, primed it(twice) with exterior grade Kilz, filled knot holes with bondo, sanded and primed again before two topcoats of exterior enamel. I paid a lot of attention to the ends to keep water from wicking up the grain. Then I pre drilled and screwed it all together. Then more bondo in the screw holes, primer and another layer of paint.

That was 8 years ago and it has shown no signs of rot or peeling. I suspect it's going to outlast me.

Pressure treated can be painted but must be dry and prepped. I would not paint a deck floor. I use stain on it.
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