I have a wrap-around porch that's covered, but not enclosed. It's
T&G. We get about 40 inches of rain a year. The existing paint is
peeling along the outside (most exposure to elements) and right above
the joists. It looks like I will need to replace some of the flooring
boards, maybe some of the structural pieces, and then repaint.
What paint/finish would be preferred? I was initially tempted to
replace all the flooring with TREX or some other synthetic material.
But after some reading, I'm not convinced that material is as
resilient as advertised and probably not worth the cost.
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 07:23:35 -0800 (PST), kansascats
Typically, I would do the usual prep then prime any new wood with an
oil based primer followed by at least an overnight dry. My preference
in a top coat would be Ben Moore Latex Floor & Patio enamel or
similar. There are more exotic solutions but over time this has worked
at least as well or better than most and is a whole lot easier.
I never see it suggested to paint all sides of deck or porch floors, but
it is what I would do if faced with the project. Would also give
special attention to sealing up end grain, as it is the point at which
most paint failures begin. Caulk nail/screw heads? Dunno.
We have Trex on a finger-dock, installed about 6 or 7 years ago.
Florida, full sun all day, good shape.
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