Just finished building a swingset out of PTL and plan on finishing
it. This is the 'new' PTL from Home Depot that isn't green it is
treated with CA- Copper Azole. Has a slight green tint to it which is
probably why it is not rated for ground contact.
I don't know yet if I'm going to finish it with a deck stain/sealer or
paint it. The spec from the Borg say to use latex paint.
Either way I go how long do I have to wait before I apply a top coat?
Any recommendations on what to use?
You'll have to check with the manufacturer to be sure, but the stuff I
bought to build a deck last summer said to wait at least two months. I
suspect the reason is that the wood is still wet from the treatment and
the paint would peel. Wet is actually an understatement--every screw I
drove squeezed out a puddle. :O
I agree..Cabots Semi Transparent Stain or clear waterproofing (NOT
THOMPSON'S )is what I'd do..Paint and PT decks don't play well
together...IMHO....Wait a couple of months before doing anything and don't
do it when the sun is baking the deck....
PT ive used takes months to dry, getting a cheap moisture meter would
be smart. For paint it can only have maybe 15% moisture max. Consider
a transparent oil stain down the road first, for latex to really last
an oil primer should be used and any moisture left will make any paint
peel. Im suprised paint is recomended at all since its PT.
When you decide get your products and advise from a Paint only store,
not HD, to many things can go wrong a pro store will help you avoid.
If it was me, in months after I knew it was dry, id get a cheap 15$
pump garden sprayer and spray it with Cabots oil stain in 10 minutes.
Or you might spend days priming and painting with a brush.
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