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BV003860

10:55PM | 04/10/14
I recently had an arbor built at one end of my deck. The support posts are treated 4x4 s that are set in cement below grade. The posts and cross beams are then wrapped with untreated pine. I plan on painting the arbor but I'm looking for suggestions to best protect the untreated pine. Should I caulk the seams before I paint to prevent water seeping to the core? The arbor is already built, so it is too late to treat all sides of the untreated boards.

David, Moderator

08:49AM | 04/12/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
262 lifetime posts
I would fill in the gaps with caulk or maybe some type of wood filler before painting.
Most of the time I will prime the surface and then caulk. The primer adheres better to the bare wood than the caulk.
Thanks
David


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