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Old 03-12-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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sealing bottom of painted stairs?


I am painting some wood exterior stairs, at the base of the stairs the wood rests on concrete. I plan to seal the wood against the concrete with latex (silicone added).

My two questions are:

1) will the latex bond adequately between the wood and the concrete

2) could sealing there make things worse (seal in moisture?). The area at the base of the stairs periodically has lots of moisture, during rains or when the sprinklers run.

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sealing bottom of painted stairs?


The concrete at the bottom of the stairs should have a slight pitch to let water run off.

This would also allow water to drain away from the stairs. Sealing it up isn't usually a good way to go.

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