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REPAIRING AND PAINTING THE BACK PORCH

 
 
Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2011 06:59 pm
We have an uncovered red 10x12 ft back porch. The wood is solid but has many cracks from exposure. Suggestions and resource articles would be appreciated.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2011 07:22 pm
@Mapleleaf,
You know, I would probably just slap some Watco Teak Oil on it and call it done. Of course, I've gotten kind of lazy lately.

Good to see you back, Gary.
Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2011 09:11 pm
@roger,
Roger, my poach is covered in red paint...don't I need to scrap it first. Will the teak oil cover the paint?
roger
 
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2011 09:50 pm
@Mapleleaf,
I kind of misread. You said uncovered back porch, and I took that to mean uncoated. That is, bare wood. No, I wouldn't oil over paint. I hate scraping, though maybe I would rent a floor sander. My idea only had potential for bare, weathered wood.

Consider my post as bumping the thread up.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2011 11:05 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Consider my post as bumping the thread up.


Let me help you out here.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2011 11:08 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Good to see the old team effort, by golly.
Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Fri 16 Dec, 2011 09:45 pm
@roger,
OK Lustig, what do you have in mind? I can scrap the wood, leave some hardened paint and then use a good quality paint to redo it. I could resand the whole porch....don't think I would complete that approach. Is wood putty acceptable to fill in two foot long 3/16 inch wide cracks?...or do I brush the paint into the deep cracks? This could turn into work. Maybe Roger's first approach is a good idea...it wouldn't be pretty but it would be waterproof.
AndrewJayden
 
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Reply Sun 6 May, 2012 11:23 pm
@Mapleleaf,
Painted porches are a beautiful and practical way to welcome visitors to your home. Painting a porch is easy as long as you use the right tools. Paint is inexpensive and you can easily paint your porch in a weekend, making it an ideal project that will give you great results for a long time to come.
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2012 12:57 pm
@Mapleleaf,
I agree. Roger's suggestion is probably the best for me.
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