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Repainting a Lighthouse and Fence Next to a Lake

Repainting a Lighthouse and Fence Next to a Lake

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Old 04-26-19, 11:51 AM
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Repainting a Lighthouse and Fence Next to a Lake

I have an old wooden lighthouse and fence that I would like to repaint. Both are within 50 yards of a lake, so summer humidity is an issue. The winters are often below 0F as well. Photos of both are attached.

I was planning to paint both of them red.

Any suggestions on a step-by-step process to follow - sanding, priming, painting - and what specific materials to use? I am not an expert, so any advice welcome.

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Old 04-26-19, 11:56 AM
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I'd consider using a solid stain instead of primer and paint. Less work now and less work when it comes time to recoat. To go with paint you'd need to use an exterior oil base primer [preferably tinted grey] followed by a coat or two of a quality latex house paint. Paint should last longer but when it fails you need to scrape, prime and paint. With stain you just need to clean it up and apply a fresh coat of stain.
 
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