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Old 10-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
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I want to repaint my porch. My plan is to sand down the area where the paint has already come up. Then I was going to put down a coat of primer, followed by 1-2 coats of paint.

Should I do anything else?

Is there any reason to sand the entire porch? I just want to get up anything that is loose so I figured I would do it in spots that need it.

Is there a sealant I should use to help protect it from the weather? I know they make sealants but I believe they are used for stained finishes.

Anything else I should do?

The high this weekend is suppose to be in the low 50's, is this adequate for painting?

Thanks for the help.

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What's it made of...wood?
Is it covered?
Does rain get on it?

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What's it made of...wood?
Is it covered?
Does rain get on it?
Yes it is wood. It is currently painted. It does get rain on it, but is partially covered.
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You probably want to use an Acrylic floor paint and compatible primer. 50 isn't optimal by any means. An oil won't have enough time to dry before the temp drops. Some acrylics are good down to 35 degrees.

Sand enough to get all the loose off. It doesn't hurt to at least scuff sand the rest of it even if it's sound.
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