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Old 09-06-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hello,
I'm in need of some reassurance / suggestions regarding my porch board replacement project. I am using T&G 5/4x4 Fir boards. I have already dipped them all in Wolman's Wood Life Classic. I headed off to my local SW store in search of an appropriate primer today and was given the recommendation of Armorseal Tread-Plex as the primer and top coat. Nowhere in the specs do I find it referred to as self priming. I do find a section that calls for new wood to be primed with recommended primer before painting. Then under the Recommened Systems category it has 2 coats of Tread-Plex as a valid system for wood floors. I'm confused and dont want to screw this up.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello....You didn't say what part of the country you are from. So this is the best answer I can give you...Prime with a good exterior wood primer, and then for a professional finish , use 2 coats of exterior finish paint of your choosing in the color and sheen you like. Hope this has helped you.

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Regular exterior paint will not cut it as a floor finish paint
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Chrisn, good catch....my fingers goes faster than my brain,... could have sworn I put deck or porch in there between exterior finish. Like I said good save. Thank you much.
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I have already dipped them all in Wolman's Wood Life Classic.
I have never used that product, but I would see what results people have had trying to paint over it before you do anything else.
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I have never used that product, but I would see what results people have had trying to paint over it before you do anything else.
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Hi guys,
Thanks for your reply's. I'm still curious about the Tread-Plex being considered self priming. My local SW rep is supposed to give me a call tomorrow. I'll forward on any information that I receive.
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Nothing is self-priming except primer. There are some situations where primer isn't needed, but for the most part, primer is primer and paint is paint.

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