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beeker

03:15PM | 08/26/05
Member Since: 08/25/05
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Unfortunately the prior owners of my house painted the deck. They stained the railings but painted the deck. I have no idea why!

Anyway, the paint is peeling. I power washed it yesterday to remove any dirt and peeling paint. I am now ready to paint. The question is, what kind of paint should I use? I went to Sherwin Williams but they said they don't make a high traffic area exterior paint. What do you guys recommend? Also, should I use a primer first? If so what kind.

5slb6

09:33AM | 08/28/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
First off you need to check and see if the paint on your deck is oil based or latex/acrylic. You can do this with either GOOF OFF or finger nail polish remover, both of these will soften latex paint and make them tacky when lightly rubbed with a raged moistened with either of these products.

Hopefully they used an acrylic product.

When you paint a deck you do not prime the surface but apply two coats of the finish paint.

If they used an acrylic on the deck you will want to use an acrylic soild deck stain and there are many brands out there, and I think Sherwin Williams has one in their Woodscapes line and the Flood company also make a good one. If they used oil based on the deck you will need to use an oil based porch and floor paint.

Hope this helps out.
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