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Old 08-17-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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PT 2x4's as window trim - painting when wet ?


I am putting PT wood as trim around an exterior window. Can I prime and paint it before it dries? My 2 x 4s are heavy and wet too.

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I am putting PT wood as trim around an exterior window. Can I prime and paint it before it dries? My 2 x 4s are heavy and wet too.
Why are you using pt for window trim?

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I am putting PT wood as trim around an exterior window. Can I prime and paint it before it dries? My 2 x 4s are heavy and wet too.
You can't paint this wood and it shouldn't be used in this application.
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My thinking in using PT is that it will stand up better to the elements. I have it around several of my other windows for seven years and have not had any problems with it taking paint. This is the first time I have one that is so wet and heavy.
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Before treated wood can be painted, the top surface layer should be pressure washed. Close range pressure washing can help strip away some of the treated surface and can promote greater adhesion. Pressure washing the treated wood also helps to wash away dirt and grime that can prevent paint and primer from sticking. Take it slow and easy when pressure washing treated wood and be sure to spray along with the wood grain and never against it or else you could severely damage the surface of the wood.

Now that you have pressure washed the treated wood, apply a coat of good quality oil based primer which would seal the oils and tannins left over from the original wood treatment. Now before you start painting and priming do yourself a favor and go to a paint store not a home improvement outlet to get good quality paint and primer if you want the paint job to last.
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Rule 1: DO NOT PAINT WET WOOD.
Exception 1a: If you absolutely must paint wet wood, use latex paint and primer (latex will still let the wood breath, whereas oil or poly will trap the water in the wood).
Proviso to 1a: Even latex will fail if used on wood that's very wet.
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It is wet from the chemicals. You can paint it like any other wood once it has dried which is a good 60 to 90 days. Use a good oil based primer and a quality top coat.
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"Did you know?

Pressure treated wood may be
painted or stained to match any
outdoor color scheme. High-quality
latex-based paints and oil or latex
stains are recommended. Make sure
the wood is dry and free from surface
deposits before applying any coating."
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http://www.wolman.com/faqs.asp?faq_id=28

http://www.wolman.com/faqs.asp?faq_id=2

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