Asked by: Jennell Bortaasked in category: General Last Updated: 6th April, 2020
What kind of paint can you use on treated wood?
Besides, can you paint treated lumber?
Pressure-treated lumber can take weeks or even months to dry. Once the wood absorbs water on the surface, it’s read for paint. Our experts recommend priming with a latex primer and a compatible exterior latex paint, also known as water-based paint. We recommend you avoid oil-based paint.
Similarly, what happens if you paint pressure treated wood too soon? And it’s wrong. The truth is as soon as the wood is dry enough, it is ready to be stained. There is no waiting period for today’s pressure treated wood to let chemicals leach out. Waiting too long to stain and protect your deck means the wood loses more of its ability let the stain adhere.
Keeping this in consideration, is it better to stain or paint pressure treated wood?
Staining treated woodNot only can you stain treated wood, staining and painting pressure treated wood is actually good for your new deck. Although the treated wood doesn’t need to be protected against rot, staining it will help reduce surface cracking.
What is the best primer for pressure treated wood?
Painting Pressure Treated Wood
- They recommend their Zinsser Cover Stain Primer.
- Pressure-treated wood may not be the best choice for exterior trim, since most pressure-treated wood is southern yellow pine, a species that is not particularly good at holding paint.