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Thunder Chicken 05-08-2012 07:24 PM

Getting paint to stick to pressure-treated lumber?
There is a 2"x8" strip of pressure treated lumber that basically is a ledger that was used to build a small add-on deck/step and mudroom on the side of the house. The house trim is white, and the previous owner who did this attempted to paint it but of course it is all peeling off. It looks like hell, and it is the first thing people see when they enter the house. :furious:

I can't pull the board out without tearing down the whole add-on. All I really want to do is clean it up and get it white (if I can). Is there anything I can do to accomplish this?

joecaption 05-08-2012 10:12 PM

Use soild colored stain instead.
Cabot or Olympic have worked great for me.
It will say fence and deck stain on the can.

Nailbags 05-09-2012 03:25 AM

Use a good Primer for wood two coats of primer then two coats of paint and your good to go!

Gymschu 05-09-2012 07:47 AM

If you have some basic carpentry skills, you could nail a piece of hardie plank over top of the treated piece and paint it. I've done this in the past with great success. Saves you the trouble of scraping, priming, etc.

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