Time to paint the shop again. I constructed the stairs and hand rails about
8 years ago out of pressure treated wood AKA "sunwood", so not the hard core
PT stuff, but a lightly treated wood specially designed for this type of
application (outside, non-ground contact).
I waited about 6 months prior to painting and applied an oil based primer
followed by a laytex top coat.
About 4 years ago I reapplied the oil based primer since about half the
paint peeled off. I am ready to paint the whole shop again but as you might
guess the stairs are in pretty bad shape. The rest of the shop still looks
good, but the stairs are about 50% bare wood now (after scraping).
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here? What paints and primer should I use in
Any thoughts will be appreciated.
I agree, use stain. It penetrates the wood and won't peel. I like
Cabots Decking stain, comes in several colors. A good job means
proper preparation, removing any loose dried paint. Yeah, Cabot
stinks for a few days after application, but good stuff.
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