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In search of a black outdoor finish for green treated lumber

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


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Walker

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#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:

https://www.olympic.com/stain-colors/semi-transparent-stains/913-ebony-olystain28

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

-- ~Walker

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John Smith

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#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.

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-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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