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Old 07-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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I was recommended and sold Sherwin Williams Deckscapes solid color "extra white" stain to use on exterior salt treated wood as a primer. I'll be using SW A-100 "extra white" paint as the final coat.

Is it okay to use the stain as primer and would one coat stain (as primer) and one coat of A-100 paint likely be sufficient? I was planning on letting the stain/primer dry for 2 hours before coating with the paint.

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The SW store recommended this?

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Why bother with the paint? Two coats of Deckscapes is great protection for wood.
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Hi,

I was recommended and sold Sherwin Williams Deckscapes solid color "extra white" stain to use on exterior salt treated wood as a primer. I'll be using SW A-100 "extra white" paint as the final coat.

Is it okay to use the stain as primer and would one coat stain (as primer) and one coat of A-100 paint likely be sufficient? I was planning on letting the stain/primer dry for 2 hours before coating with the paint.

Thanks for any help you can give
I assume your talking about a vertical surface, (that plan would be a disaster on a deck floor) and that the treated lumber has had a good amount of time (several months) to cure.

Solid stain is sometimes used for primer, I suppose there's nothing technically wrong with that system. Although Im a little surprised SW would recommend it.

Is there some extenuating circumstance that makes using stain as a primer desirable?
Or some reason you don't just use two coats of stain? Sheen maybe?

If you do go with that system, I would give the stain more time to dry. Even if the can says can be recoated in 2 hrs, that's meaning recoated with itself, not paint. To be safe, let the stain dry overnight.
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The SW store recommended this?
Yes, the store recommended it based on what my painter sometimes uses
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I assume your talking about a vertical surface, (that plan would be a disaster on a deck floor) and that the treated lumber has had a good amount of time (several months) to cure.

Solid stain is sometimes used for primer, I suppose there's nothing technically wrong with that system. Although Im a little surprised SW would recommend it.

Is there some extenuating circumstance that makes using stain as a primer desirable?
Or some reason you don't just use two coats of stain? Sheen maybe?

If you do go with that system, I would give the stain more time to dry. Even if the can says can be recoated in 2 hrs, that's meaning recoated with itself, not paint. To be safe, let the stain dry overnight.
Yes, it is vertical wood "louvers"...I'll give the stain more time to dry before painting
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interesting, if not somewhat surprising
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interesting, if not somewhat surprising
I agree. Have never heard of this. What would be the advantage? Please let us know how this comes out.
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Why bother with the paint? Two coats of Deckscapes is great protection for wood.
This, or use an actual primer.

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