J Molchan

06:58AM | 10/04/02
Member Since: 10/03/02
3 lifetime posts
My 2nd floor pressure treated deck was installed in May. We have waited the requisite 6 months before painting but now I have an interior remodel going on and the deck is a bit of a staging area. They won't be finished until almost November.
Q1- can I wait until next spring to paint th deck?
Q2 - how cold is too cold to paint?
Q3 - Is it a problem to leave the underside and supports unpainted?



02:42AM | 10/05/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes you can wait until next spring to paint the deck. If it is below 50 it is to cold to that type of paint job. It depends on what type of product you use if you can leave the underside bare.
My question is why would you want to paint the deck as sooner or later it will peel and if you just seal it you may have to do that every few years but there is no scraping involved. But maybe you have plenty of time on your hands.

J Molchan

03:42AM | 10/07/02
Member Since: 10/03/02
3 lifetime posts
I'd rather not paint it. But the house is white with black trim and I think the deck looks a little funny. Painting it will bring it in line with the rest of the house's aesthetics.

We bought the house last fall and at 122 years old there is always something to do. We've been working on it like crazy. We expect that next spring we will be down to regular maintenance for a couple of years. (we'll spend that biding our time and planning the next remodel).


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