Sealer before paint for outdoor furniture?

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Forum topic by mathom7 posted 06-13-2010 09:11 PM 1579 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2010 09:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine finishing

I’m building an outdoor table to match my in-laws set and will finish it with a gloss white paint to match.

I wondered if i should use some type of sealer before painting the wood, or will the paint be enough? I’m using pine since it will be painted I didn’t think the added cost of a good outdoor wood was worth it.

Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 09:23 PM

I think a good primer would be sufficient. Recomend Kilz because it would seal in any pitch that may be hanging around.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 11:05 PM

I agree wih Joe. Kilz followed by at least 2 coats of paint.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 11:50 PM

Paint alone would probably do it, but Kilz will give you a great base for your paint.

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