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Wayne Corners

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10-14-2013 10:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: weatherproof paint weather

I’m repainting the facade around my front door and found that the 6’x1’ top had rotted and needed to be replaced. I’ve built the replacement from doug fir. This top will be exposed heavily to sun, rain, and snow will collect on it for short periods of time. I am using Sherwin Williams Duration Exterior Acrylic Coating for the facade. Is this, along with a good exterior primer, sufficient to protect the top? Is their something else I can do to preserve it? Thanks a bunch for your help.


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#1 posted 10-29-2013 09:02 PM

For my! severe duty” work I use Rust Oleum high gloss enamel and it really has worked out for me so far. It’s not cheap but than what good quality paint is?

I don’t know if this will help but Rust Oleum has a product called Neverwet coating that may help repel water, no water = no rot.

You can also Google Neverwet and see some of the videos on how it works and check with Rust Oleum to see how it would help, if any, your application.

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 03:37 PM

I will look into the Rust Oleum. Thanks a bunch for the tip.

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