LumberJocks

Choice of lumber for outdoor use, painted

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Dustin posted 07-02-2018 07:34 PM 397 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Dustin's profile

Dustin

689 posts in 1159 days


07-02-2018 07:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing

So after swearing I was going to take time off of projects for a bit to organize my hobby shop, I got contacted by a guy at my church about making 4 fleur de lis to hang on his condo. Bonus: he already has the templates, so this should be relatively short work.

He intends to paint these a glossy black. My thoughts were to use the Target Coatings EM6600 raven black lacquer, followed up with the EM9300 exterior rated urethane. Thoughts on these, or alternative recommendations? They will definitely be subjected to some climate extremes here in the Ohio River valley.

Also, for a project like this, does the choice of lumber really matter much? I know a strong topcoat over a soft wood is a bad idea, as it will still dent and ding up, but if one of you were doing this, what lumber would you choose?

Thanks!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."


5 replies so far

View jonah's profile

jonah

2075 posts in 3717 days


#1 posted 07-02-2018 07:52 PM

No need to get fancy with something painted. Maple, oak, or the like will be fine.

View Dustin's profile

Dustin

689 posts in 1159 days


#2 posted 07-02-2018 07:55 PM



No need to get fancy with something painted. Maple, oak, or the like will be fine.

- jonah

Thanks, Jonah. I was thinking something like maple, since it’s plentiful at my mill and about as cheap as any of the domestic hardwoods. I was kind of thinking that poplar, though it paints so nicely, would be too soft for this application.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

View John Smith's profile

John Smith

1879 posts in 581 days


#3 posted 07-02-2018 10:15 PM

it’s a good idea to prime and coat the back side with as many coats you use on the front.

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

View JAAune's profile

JAAune

1864 posts in 2736 days


#4 posted 07-02-2018 10:38 PM

White oak would be my choice. It’s not too expensive, takes paint well and is good for outdoor use.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

View Dustin's profile

Dustin

689 posts in 1159 days


#5 posted 07-03-2018 12:16 PM



White oak would be my choice. It s not too expensive, takes paint well and is good for outdoor use.

- JAAune

That’s what was recommended to me as well. Kinda hard to beat a lumber that was used to make dreadnoughts!

At any rate, after talking with the guy more, I referred him elsewhere, but I appreciate all the feedback.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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

HomeRefurbers.com