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Old 07-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Can I paint pressure treated decking, ...(white)??
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If you do not mind having to sand and repaint it every few months.
Wooden deck boards need to be stained not painted.

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Can we stain it with "white stain", I think Benjamin Moore has a white stain
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A white deck would show stains every time someone so much as walked on it.
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Actually it is not for a deck, I am making a mounted board for hot tub **** off switch, outdoor outlets and a shelf for a TV, I've got two PT 2x4s cemented into the ground 2 feet apart. Then I was going to mount PT decking going across attaching the teo upright 2x4s.
I was going to mount all the stuff onto the 2x4s.
My wife wants it to be white.
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Can we stain it with "white stain", I think Benjamin Moore has a white stain
Actually, every manufacturer has a white stain (Opaque or solid color).

On the good side, it will breath better (but you'd better still give your PT several minths to dry out)

On a decking horizontal surface, in my opinion it is going to look terrible.... if you were just staining the substructure for appearance from underneath (windows underneath decking), it will probably make it look a little better.

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Actually it is not for a deck, I am making a mounted board for hot tub **** off switch, outdoor outlets and a shelf for a TV, I've got two PT 2x4s cemented into the ground 2 feet apart. Then I was going to mount PT decking going across attaching the teo upright 2x4s.
I was going to mount all the stuff onto the 2x4s.
My wife wants it to be white.
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Get some pvc boards, Like Azek for instance. They are already white. No paint or stain required.
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Wood can of course be painted, but new pressure treated wood is not a good candidate because the wood is so "wet" with the treating chemicals. You run a high risk of the paint failing. You can either use non-pressure treated, or put up the pressure treated and let it weather for 6 months before painting.
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Can Azek boards be sanded?

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