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Old 09-24-2012, 11:40 AM
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I have something to build with wood 2x4". I can obtain "treated" 2x4" beams from Home Depot, these look different compared to the non-treated.
The beams will be outdoors, direct sun and rain, ambient air temperature up to 40C, termites.
I wonder if and why "treated" wood needs to be painted.

If painting is required what kind of paint should I buy?
thanks

This inquiry is related to my lifting the roof A/C of a Class C motor home. You don't need to read the other thread, I think this one has the full question.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:50 PM
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Even treated wood can look like hell after the elements have their way. My deck at home doesn't look as good as it did when I built it 11 years ago, and I've had to replace the top part of a railing twice (it gets a ton of rain runoff from the roof). I read an article one time about what was the best stain, etc. to use on treated wood - the best was paint.
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