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when any of you use untreated wood, like shutters, spindles, frames, how do you protect them if you use them outside?

Posts: 395 | Location: Bainbridge, GA - Zone 8 a/b | Registered: Sep 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Most common untreated wood (like pine, fir, oak, non exterior plywood, etc) should never be in contact with the soil or water/moisture on a continuous basis regardless of surface treatment. I think that a good quality "exterior primer and paint" is the best protection you can achieve.

Clear coats, even exterior Spar Varnish will fail due to UV exposure. Then one has a peeling mess too.
Posts: 9429 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Conrad told you right Leesa....a good primer & exterior paint. But even that may not protect anything for long in our area with both termites and carpenter bees. If I leave a piece of untreated lumber laying on the ground around is attacked by termites within 2 days. Maybe they aren't as bad over your way???

"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Posts: 4308 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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