Hello, I'm planning to make a timber garage door, which will be
painted. Could someone please advise as to what kind of timber I'll
need... Planed, treated, kiln-dried? Presumably not rough-sawn
I'm guessing the answer is probably pressure-treated. But is that OK
to paint over, and if so, what first coat should I use? Or would
planed or kiln-dried be OK?
Thanks for any help with this.
On 01/04/2011 09:37, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It depends upon how long you want it to last. I built a pair of gates
using pressure treated planed timber c 1981 and they still look as good
as new. IIRC, we had to use an aluminium based primer because of the
These days I would use oak. IME it is not much more expensive than
pressure treated softwood, but will long outlast it and it looks good
without painting. Of course, it does attack iron, so you need to choose
your fixings accordingly. However, for something that is going to need
to last, like the gates I mentioned, I use boat building bronze ring
barb nails anyway.
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