I have a problem that has had me stumped for years. My house doesn't look lived in because the wood on the small front porch (concrete base + wooden rail, pickets and wooden supports)is water-logged. Paint won't stick to it for more than a couple of months. It peels badly.
Apparently this problem existed before we moved in -- for up to the past 50+ years (when the house was built).
I heard how to fix this from someone, but can't remember the product he mentioned. He told me to: Use a blow torch to dry the water that has so far been permanently soaked into the wood. Then, I am to apply a certain product to seal the wood (can't remember name). Then I can prime and paint.
Does anyone know about this technique and what the name of the sealant is?
Please e-mail me privately, as well as putting it on the list for others, as I sometimes miss this forum.
Thanks a million.