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Posted by: from Southern Pines
4/24/2013 at 3:40:09 PM

We have several decks which were orginally painted with acrylic. We have had to repaint because the paint would lift off. Having no experience in the mattter we continued to repaint every year with acrylic only to experience the same problem. I understand that oil based paints will last longer because they penetrate the wood fibers.

My question is: Is there any way that I can repaint the decks with an oil based paint and not have to strip off the acrylic paint?

Thank you

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Date/Time5/29/2014 at 11:56:31 AM

The decks will have to be sanded to a sound surface. Meaning that all the loose paint is gone and what is left can't be scraped off with a PLASTIC putty knife. Pressure wash the deck and let it dry. Next use a primer that promotes adhesion such as Sherwin-Williams Preprite. Lastly apply whatever brand solid color stain you like. Follow the application instructions exactly.

Good Luck,

Jim Moses Property Maintenance LLC

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