HomeRefurbers

What paint to use for porch floor.

« back to Home Decorating & Design forum

Topic by PaBull posted 08-13-2008 05:00 PM 20910 views 0 times favorited 38 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-13-2008 05:00 PM

Now that I got my XL T-shirt in the mail for my second place unpainted porch, I better get that done. I need some help finding the right paint. The porch is solid df t&g. It has some exposure to the sun. I am afraid with the traffic and the sun it will start pealing up in a couple of years. Are there any painters out there that advice me on what paint and primer to use on this deck.



View tenontim's profile

tenontim

151 posts in 4217 days

08-13-2008 06:02 PM

PaBull, I’m a stain and tung oil guy, but I think I would go by a couple of different paint stores, ie. Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, etc, and get their advice. See where they agree and go with one of those products.
I don’t have to tell you, if the guy acts like he’s blowing smoke, go somewhere else. Also take a look on these sights, there’s a wealth of info heres. Happy Painting.
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/home-exterior
http://www.oldhousejournal.com/
http://www.oldhouseweb.com/

-- Tim

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-13-2008 08:06 PM

Thanks Tim, you are always there with some good advise. I will check out the sites and make my rounds in town, good point.

Coming back to the tung, would that be a good primer?

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

151 posts in 4217 days

08-13-2008 08:24 PM

It would help as a preservative, but it really wouldn’t do anything for paint adhesion. A lot of paints and varnishes have a little tung oil in them. I’m sure the paint guys will tell you to use an oil based primer on your porch, which you can put over the tung, once it’s had some cure time.

-- Tim

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-13-2008 08:58 PM

As you can see, there is an oil based primer on the wood, but it has been 9 months or so, so some started to flake. I am planning scrape and sand this, but if the primer is on the wood well enough, could I go over this with tung, or forget about the tung thing, because there is primer on the floor already?

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

151 posts in 4217 days

08-14-2008 12:48 AM

I might go ahead with the tung oil, if you’re going to sand all of the old primer off. It won’t soak in where there’s primer. It might be a little overkill, since the porch is mostly covered, and your board ends are not sticking out in the weather, but if it’s in the budget, then it’ll give you some peace of mind about the wood being well protected. Your finish coat of paint will give a lot of protection to the wood.

-- Tim

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

151 posts in 4217 days

08-14-2008 01:57 AM

You know, just for the sake of experimenting, you might thin some tung oil down to 50:50 with some mineral spirits and do a test piece, to see how well the Douglas Fir soaks it up. Being a soft wood, it may not soak enough up to make a difference. Just a thought.

-- Tim

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-14-2008 04:13 PM

I will do this. I will keep you posted.

I will start using the 50:50 on my cabinets too. This should help with penetrating.

View MRTRIM's profile

MRTRIM

743 posts in 4217 days

08-16-2008 05:13 PM

you might check the sikkens products also . some use it here and we have a tropical enviroment here with more sun and rain than most places . if im not mistaken sikkens backs thier products quite well but thier a little pricey

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-16-2008 07:45 PM

Thanks Mr Trim, I will check if we have a Sikkens around here, or check if they do online stuff. And what is pricey, most of the cost is labor “specially when you do it yourself”.

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

151 posts in 4217 days

08-23-2008 04:29 PM

Hey, Pa, (I love being able to do that. When I was in the Navy, I was about 8 – 10 years older than most of the guys I served with, so I picked up the nick name “Papa”.) Did you ever try out the tung oil on the Douglas Fir?
I just realized, the door that I have for my back door is DF, and I’ll probably do the same treatment as my front door. The wood looks dry enough to soak up anything. I still have to sand all of the old, peeling finish off and re-stain it. I don’t want to put another film finish on it, so I’m sure the tung oil will work.

-- Tim

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-23-2008 04:50 PM

Well, I was going to finish the porches myself, but with everything else that i need to do, I decided to hire the painting out. Because of that and because I have already paint on the porch, I will not use the tung oil. It is different when you do it yourself.

I went to a local paint store and they said a water base primer is just as good as an oil base. I don’t trust those guys. Here in California it is very hard to find good paint. The oil base Polyurethane I bought for my floor, I had them ship it to a customer in Utah, because in California you can only sell it in quarts.

Maybe I need to do the same with my porch paint….

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-23-2008 11:02 PM

Oh, the name “PaBull”. I am the father of 11 children and at the time that I was investing in stocks (good old times), I chose the handle “PaBull” for a forum.

Thanks, PA Tim….

View MRTRIM's profile

MRTRIM

743 posts in 4217 days

08-24-2008 06:04 PM

father of eleven ??? DUDE , pm me ill be glad to tell you whats causing that !! lol you might invest in a checker board , or maybe some cable t v . lol

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

08-24-2008 10:07 PM

Love, nothing but love….

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

09-09-2008 06:29 AM

Well Tim, I did prime the porch with an oil base primer and we did buy Exterior Porch paint, getting home the can said “not for exterior decks…..”.

We will keep you posted.

View MyFathersSon's profile

MyFathersSon

19 posts in 3140 days

03-16-2011 05:00 PM

I’ve seen the same warning on some porch paints.
My take has alwyays been that ‘porches’ at least here in the South are typically completely covered by the roof.
Decks on the other hand are either completely open or at most under a pergola so they have to endure the direct downpour of rain/snow/etc much more so than porches.
Makes sense to me that way anyway.

View morganjanzi's profile

morganjanzi

5 posts in 2559 days

10-17-2012 11:01 AM

nice tip for porch paint… i think most finished porch is best for looking well. pabull you share a vary good think for porch. i will build a same designed porch…

-- http://3gorillas.blog.com/portable-air-conditioner/

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

10-19-2012 09:07 PM

Thanks for the comments

View murreycharles's profile

murreycharles

9 posts in 2271 days

08-02-2013 06:43 AM

Even, lots of people have this problem about pealing paint after some years. But, I believe that some branded paints are comes with guarantee for many years to protect our home from sun shine.

View JohnR87's profile

JohnR87

3 posts in 1578 days

06-25-2015 12:01 PM

I’d use some dark color. Perhaps, something like that:

-- You name it, I clean it!

View JohnR87's profile

JohnR87

3 posts in 1578 days

06-25-2015 12:02 PM

-- You name it, I clean it!

View ACRivera's profile

ACRivera

2 posts in 1383 days

01-06-2016 07:06 AM

Well painting your deck in semogloss shade solid beachy blue also gives a rich look.

View helpmebuild's profile

helpmebuild

1 post in 1286 days

04-12-2016 12:15 PM

You May Check This Website for Best Paint Ideas of Porch Floor Go Here : www.helpmebuild.com

-- https://www.helpmebuild.com

View PaBull's profile

PaBull

694 posts in 4164 days

04-13-2016 02:19 PM

Unbelievable how much BS is posted here…

View filmbokep's profile

filmbokep

2 posts in 852 days

06-19-2017 07:12 PM

View AlexRestore's profile

AlexRestore

18 posts in 719 days

11-02-2017 04:13 PM

search online for the painters.

-- "Username" T. - Always Preferred, www.wedefineclean.net

View djpunjab's profile

djpunjab

1 post in 697 days

11-22-2017 07:27 AM

I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post
filmywap Punjabi movies

View Diyjunkie's profile

Diyjunkie

33 posts in 522 days

06-20-2018 02:58 PM

I’m sure by now you’ve figured it out but stores like Benjamin Moore would know exactly which paint and primer to use for your porch.

View AgenBandarQOnline's profile

AgenBandarQOnline

4 posts in 456 days

07-21-2018 08:05 AM

rumahnya di cat warna putih lebih bagus, lebih menarik Agen BandarQ Online

View TajirQQ's profile

TajirQQ

1 post in 456 days

07-21-2018 08:39 AM

rumah yang sangat indah, pasti sangat nyaman untuk tinggal Tajir99.net

View AgenBandarQOnline's profile

AgenBandarQOnline

4 posts in 456 days

09-17-2018 09:40 AM

View AgenBandarQOnline's profile

AgenBandarQOnline

4 posts in 456 days

09-17-2018 09:41 AM

View pesboy's profile

pesboy

1 post in 379 days

10-06-2018 12:23 AM

Wait a minute, I painted mine and played PES 2019 for PPSSPP teh next day

-- I am pesboy of www.freebrowsingweb.com

View lisada's profile

lisada

1 post in 271 days

01-22-2019 11:04 AM

View desywong89's profile

desywong89

1 post in 256 days

02-06-2019 01:55 AM

View selly365's profile

selly365

1 post in 192 days

04-11-2019 05:17 PM

View SitusBandarOnline's profile

SitusBandarOnline

63 posts in 108 days

07-04-2019 05:46 AM

View SitusBandarOnline's profile

SitusBandarOnline

63 posts in 108 days

07-04-2019 05:47 AM

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

LumberJocks.com :: woodworking showcase