The stairs leading up to our home are made from pressure-treated
lumber, which has been painted with latex paint. After every winter,
we find they look worse and worse, the show shoveling and weather cause
a LOT of flaking/peeling. Looks bad.
One thought I have is to chemically strip all the treads and "arms,"
essentially all the horizontal surfaces and repaint with oil paint that
is the same color as the latex. Would that work? My feeling is that
the oil paint would permeate the wood better and stick better through
the seasons. Right/wrong?
(in New England)