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Old 04-29-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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we just had new pressure treated wood put up and i was wondering how long it had to sit before it could be painted?

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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This totally depends on your location and the wood's location and how 'wet' it is. I've left some more than a year before it was 'dry' enough to trust painting.

If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
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i have always waited a year before I painted and never experienced any problems.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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I've been advised by my painter friends -
6 months minimum.
They do have paint/stain available, that supposedly can be applied
right away.
Not sure if I would do it, though.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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Never been a fan of PAINTING PT wood, but, stain on the other hand........
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:44 AM   #6
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i live in virgina beach va i dont like to paint wood either but its a part of a fance that was replaced and the rest of it is painted so i have to paint it i want to thank eveyone for your replys

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