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Forum topic by MiltonB posted 04-11-2019 01:01 PM 288 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-11-2019 01:01 PM

Greetings all,

Newbie here

I am currently in the process of building two Adirondack chairs out of Cypress. I plan on painting them and I was curious what is the best type of paint to use and do I need to primer them?

I live in Miami so I need to account for both the blaring sun and rain.

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 04-11-2019 01:11 PM

Oh boy. They are going to take a beating.

Definitely prime them I would use an oil based primer..

For real durability, I’d be looking at boat paint, IOW epoxy. Check Total Boat products. You can buy the primer and all from them.

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#2 posted 04-11-2019 02:35 PM

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