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Painting Deck

Is it ok to use an oil base primer and cover it with latex paint?

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In my opinion I wouldn't use paint on a deck. I don't think it handles the wear and tear of foot traffic.

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You're right. I am using opaque stain from Cabot. They recommend using their oil base primer under their 1800 series stain, but a painter in my area says you can't use oil base primer under latex.

Re: Painting Deck

No, it won't work. You'll have to strip everything off and do it again if you do. The two aren't meant to work together. Keep like items together.

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Yes, you can put latex over oil base, but never oil base over latex.I also would not use paint on a deck,you will regret it in a couple of years. I use a product called WoodRX, Is"s a deck sealer that comes in 3 colors.Ive been building docks all my life,take my advise.No I mean docks over the water,it"s the same.

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