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Old 04-30-2013, 01:41 PM   #16
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Real nice!



It's a misconception that painting, staining or lacquering wood seals anything 100%, it doesn't, finishes only slow down the moisture exchange process, they don't act like the wood was encased in hermetically sealed glass.
Latex paint breathes, it also contains water which soaks into the wood a little anyway, and dries out.
If the OP used really WET treated lumber as opposed to treated lumber that has sat around for months in a shed at the lumber yard, the paint may peel off faster than it otherwise would, but I doubt he used really WET lumber and then painted right over it.
I have done similar work and I always used treated lumber and painted it, but then I used lumber that was at least mostly dry not waterlogged fresh from the stack.
See post #8. It's not pressure treated wood.

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See post #8. It's not pressure treated wood.
Ok I see now, the pics have a little greenish tint to the wood, looked treated to me and then this was said so I thought you had used treated:

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I'm concered that when the wet pressure treated drys out, and painting wet pressure treated wood which will seal in the moisture.
I really prefer the treated stuff for anything outdoors, but that's my view on that.
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It's a cast aluminum base. I found it at Home Depot when I was trying to find a match to my column. After I couldn't find a match and decided to repair mine, I went back and got it.

I found it on a shelf under where they keep their columns.
Perfect, thank you! We're replacing all the columns and railings on our front porch so they will come in handy. I'm OCD so I will probably put a cap on the base of the post so the metal base doesn't show. Nobody will notice but if I know it's there, it will bother me to no end.

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