painting a deck

brownthumbiaJuly 14, 2011

Hope this hasn't been covered too many times before. I couldn't find any advice anywhere. I have a deck that needs some work on it. It is treated wood which we stained for quite a few years. I got tired of the dark color so decided I would paint it white and so I used latex paint Well, it looked fine for quite awhile but now it is looking pretty neglected. My son says you cannot paint treated lumber but I'm wondeering if I couldn't use oil based paint this time and I'd like to put outdoor carpeting on the floor of the deck. Does anyone know if the oil based paint will adhere to the treated lumber or, please do not tell me I have to replace the deck, any other suggestions would be soooo appreciated. thanks in advice on anything you can give me. BT

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

What exact Paint did you use?
Do you still have that can?
How old is the deck, and how high off the ground?

DON'T put anything on there until we get some more info. 1st please!


    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 12:22AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Thought I was spending good money...NOT!
When remodeling one section of our house, I re painted...
Benjamin Moore Sample Availability
Hi all! It's been a while since I've frequented the...
Advice on what to expect with exterior house painting job
I plan on getting estimates from 3 painters to paint...
Paint not cured-it's been over a month!
I recently painted an unfinished wooden bench. I did...
Phobie Privett
What color wall paint to go with Blooming Prairie Quilt?
Here is photo of daybed with the set I just purchased....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™