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slowpoke 08-29-2005 11:14 PM

porch floor
 
This post hasn't had any takers over in flooring, maybe somebody over here wants to tackle it...

I want to refinish my front porch floor, and was considering staining it. The floor is painted wood and is in good shape.

What I'm wondering is will stain with a topcoat be enough to properly seal the floor so it doesn't leak into the storage rooms below? Also, will the floor be too slippery?

What do you think?

slickshift 08-30-2005 07:57 AM

The paint will have to be completely removed before staining
It's not an easy task and not a DIY project that I would recommend off-hand

Is the porch enclosed at all? Screens, actual walls?

slowpoke 08-30-2005 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickshift
The paint will have to be completely removed before staining
It's not an easy task and not a DIY project that I would recommend off-hand

Is the porch enclosed at all? Screens, actual walls?


I realize that I'm going to be knee-deep in paint dust, but I'm going to have to sand the floor regardless of the finish.

There is a ceiling/roof over the porch, as well as a partial brick wall surrounding it; however the rain and snow still find their way onto part of the porch.

slickshift 08-31-2005 08:13 AM

Hmmm...
I'd suggest an exterior stain then
And being a floor you'll need something beefy
I'd consider it a "deck" and use deck stain
I can't tell a few things from here, so I can't tell you about the leaking into the storage
I can tell you that if the "floor" doesn't leak, no cracks or spaces, then the deck stain will seal it just fine
Use a good one though
I'd suggest Cabot, but there or other good ones

Usually in cases like this I use Ben Moore Patio Enamel, but that's a paint
If I think of something I used before in a case like this I'll post back
I don't think I've stained a patio in a loooong time :)

slowpoke 09-05-2005 12:51 AM

thanks for the feedback, slick.

I know staining a porch is unusual, but that's part of the appeal to me.


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