Painting exterior wood: too many choices


Old 06-06-16, 09:52 PM
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Painting exterior wood: too many choices

I am replacing the door on my wood mailbox - homemade - and I need to paint and seal it. With so many modern products to choose from I am wondering what is the best to use to prime, seal, and protect the wood.

I am cutting the door from a piece of clear pine about 3/4" thick. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 06-07-16, 04:08 AM
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An exterior oil base wood primer is best as it will seal the wood better than latex primer. Most any quality latex house paint would be suitable for the top coat.
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If this is not treated wood, makes sure all sides are painted or it will likely not last long.
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