All Replies on In search of a black outdoor finish for green treated lumber

  • Advertise with us
View LoJack's profile

In search of a black outdoor finish for green treated lumber

by LoJack
posted 02-02-2018 04:56 PM

2 replies so far

View Walker's profile


400 posts in 1328 days

#1 posted 02-02-2018 05:46 PM

I have no personal experience here, but some google research says any oil based semi-clear stain is a good choice for pressure treated lumber, and too avoid water-based stains or paint. This company has some black tints and is available locally in Winnipeg:

What’s under the stairs? It looks like exactly what your going for.

-- ~Walker

View John Smith's profile

John Smith

2688 posts in 1018 days

#2 posted 02-02-2018 07:02 PM

I used Lexington Acrylic Lacquer Fence Paint 6 years ago on 600ft of P/T farm fence
and it still looks great today. You would have to check to see what is available in your area
for a similar grade Fence and Barn paint. the price is reasonable at $35.00 for a 5 gal pail.
[and this is from my personal experience]

Note: what ever product you decide to go with, make double, triple sure you have adequate protection
for any surrounding objects that you do not want to get this stuff on – - – - it does NOT come off.
dries to a flat black….. lots of sediment in the bottom of the can so you have to stir very good at
first then stir often during the application process.


-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics