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Old 08-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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We just put up a new front stairway and the posts are treated wood. It's been about 3 months and I am ready to paint them..does anybody know if I can use a signature paint (like Lowe's has) that has a primer already mixed in the paint or do I have to use a seperate primer?

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I highly toubt anyone here is going to ever suggest painting pressure treated wood.
I know no one's going to suggest using Primer in One or a box stores paint of any kind.
Fine to use a soild stain on the railings but you need any stain from, transparant to semi transparant to to the stairs.
Paint will not stay stuck to pressure treated.
Look at some of the older post in the painting area on this or any DIY site and look at all the post asking how to now get off all the peeling paint.

Solid stains can be mixed any color you want.
Sherwin Williams Deck Scapes works well.

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No such thing as primer and paint in one.

You can prime and paint seasoned pressure treated wood but for your application it does not make sense. And unless you are sure, most treated wood needs at least six months before you can apply anything and expect it to work. You may be rushing things. If the treated wood is not ready to take a finish you will just waste money and moan and groan as you have to remove it.

When it is time. If you want a solid color, use a quality solid acrylic stain from a paint store, not a box store. Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Acrylic is a great product and you can get it tinted to any color. You can have it mixed to any color. It does not require a primer.

I would never recommend using anything more than a semi-solid stain on deck or stair tread exterior surfaces that were not covered. Solid stains and most paints will just not hold up well and will require regular maintenance. A semi-transparent stain would be a better bet. Look for something like Cabot or Sickkens stains.

If you must paint an exposed deck or stair surface, you should use a quality product like Benjamin Moore's porch, patio and floor paint. The solvent based product has nice urethane reinforcement that will stand up to foot traffic and the waterbased is reinforced with epoxy.

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I highly toubt anyone here is going to ever suggest painting pressure treated wood.
I know no one's going to suggest using Primer in One or a box stores paint of any kind.
Fine to use a soild stain on the railings but you need any stain from, transparant to semi transparant to to the stairs.
Paint will not stay stuck to pressure treated.
Look at some of the older post in the painting area on this or any DIY site and look at all the post asking how to now get off all the peeling paint.

Solid stains can be mixed any color you want.
Sherwin Williams Deck Scapes works well.
I have had my porch extended and added pressure treated wood for the post and the rails. I was asked to get the paint to paint the wood, not knowing better and trusting the contractor I did and now reading here I know that was a no no. What is the best way to remove the paint or is it too late. And this is only one of the problems.
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We just put up a new front stairway and the posts are treated wood. It's been about 3 months and I am ready to paint them..does anybody know if I can use a signature paint (like Lowe's has) that has a primer already mixed in the paint or do I have to use a seperate primer?

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Why are you removing paint if you haven't even painted yet?
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sounds like a different deck.
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sounds like a different deck.
Indeed. Latest question is not from the OP.
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indeed. Latest question is not from the op.
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