I just built a cedar deck railing. I was going to paint it and call it a day, but now my wife wants me to stain it to show off the wood’s texture and color. Porch railing can be constructed of wood, decorative ironwork or vinyl. One of the areas of a house that needs to be regularly painted is the porch railing. The method that most people use to install deck railings creates a problem. They nail or screw the bare wood in place and spread paint or finish afterward, and this leaves the end grain of almost every piece they use exposed to moisture.
I wanted to share our process for staining the deck and painting the railings, in case you were also taking on this project. We hope that the work we put into this will protect the wood from the elements and keep it looking great for a while. Two Methods:Prepping your Porch RailingsPainting your Porch RailingsCommunity Q&A. For wooden railings, use a wire brush and metal scraper to remove paint from the surface. The front porch is constructed of treated lumber and painted white. The floor was left unpainted and the only the railings. Coating wet pressure treated wood is a big no no. It seals in the moisture and the will try to come out and push the sealer off of the wood.
Hi Guys: I need to repaint some white exterior porch railings. I’d use an oil base exterior wood primer, and acrylic latex..might last 2 years. When building a deck, the deck railings should be painted prior to construction. I love my wood-deck railing, but wonder if I should replace it with a vinyl-deck railing or even an aluminum deck railing. Page 1 of 2 – Repainting a deck. Do I have to scrub off all the old paint? There are also some cracks I was told to use some wood putty(?) to fill them before painting. You don’t have to strip the whole thing, but for spots where there are islands of paint left on the bare wood, they should be sanded down. the railings especially should be sanded to get smooth surface.
How To Paint Porch Rails And Stain A New Deck
Q: We have several decks on our home with wood railings. It seems we can never get paint to last on the railings over the winter. What can we use to get a better surface?. Over the weekend, Hedge and I painted our deck + metal railings black. Then, an epiphany from the burn mark: I remembered how much I love shou-sugi-ban a Japanese practice of charring wood for outdoor applications. Q. DEAR TIM: The wood deck railing at my home rotted prematurely and needs to be replaced. The painter prepainted all the deck lumber, including the longer pieces I still needed to cut. Standard porch railings measure 36 or 42 inches tall. Wood is a sturdy option that can be stained to match the decking or house–or painted to create a color scheme all its own. Well, two years ago I painted my deck railing and now it looks like this. I did not prime; I thought that paint itself was a good primer on bare wood. I would like to know the best way to prime and paintnot stainthe treated wood. For the handrails and spindles of your porch, I suggest a stain-blocking acrylic latex primer followed by two coats of acrylic latex semi-gloss house paint. For the porch floor, I suggest the stain-blocking acrylic latex primer followed by two coats of an acrylic latex semi-gloss porch and deck enamel.