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Old 09-09-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Oil based over Floor & Deck enamel


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I rebuilt a front porch with 3/4" tongue and groove a month or so ago. Someone recommended that I first apply an oil based primer, which I did. Then I went with SW's. My opinion is that the stuff is junk. It got dull pretty quickly and scruffs easily. Out of desperation, on Labor Day, I went to Lowes. There is one guy there that has decent product knowledge. Because of the VOC laws in PA you can't get decent oil base floor and deck paints. At least that is what he reported. He suggested - not with a lot of enthusiasm - Olympic's Fast Hide Ultra, which is an alkyd. I went ahead a got a gallon.

My question is do I have to put down an exterior based primer over the current SW floor and deck enamel before I apply this Olympic product?

Thanks very much.
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If the SW was oil, you don't need to prime. Just a scuff with some sand paper will be fine.

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Someone recommended that I first apply an oil based primer, which I did. Then I went with SW's. My opinion is that the stuff is junk. It got dull pretty quickly and scruffs easily.

I am not clear as to what was junk, the primer or whatever you used for a finish coat? No regular paint is going to work on a porch, you need a deck paint,preferably oil. Here is what I would use Ben Moore


Alkyd Porch & Floor Enamel
Urethane-Reinforced Interior/Exterior 112
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Someone recommended that I first apply an oil based primer, which I did. Then I went with SW's. My opinion is that the stuff is junk. It got dull pretty quickly and scruffs easily.

I am not clear as to what was junk, the primer or whatever you used for a finish coat? No regular paint is going to work on a porch, you need a deck paint,preferably oil. Here is what I would use Ben Moore


Alkyd Porch & Floor Enamel
Urethane-Reinforced Interior/Exterior 112
Thanks. I'll check out a local dealer.

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