tongue and groove porch paint- elastomeric paint?
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woodcrazy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: tongue and groove porch paint- elastomeric paint? Reply with quote

I have old tongue and groove flooring over lath and plaster on a small second story exterior porch with wooden staircase. The porch area is protected overhead but more than 50% of the stairs and landings (t&g) are exposed to the elements with southern exposure.

All loose old paint was removed, sanded, linseed oil/turpentine and oil primer. There are gaps between the t&g.

I like the gaps and rustic imperfections of the t&g but want to extend and protect it from water damage, foot traffic and the elements.

What is the ideal paint? Elastomeric? Porch and patio paint- latex enamel?

Is fiberglass mesh (for roof decks) embedded into paint overkill? A friend says it will waterproof and protect it forever.

I only have access to water based paints:(
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traditionally canvas was laid in wet paint, stretched over the porch deck, tacked down and then painted.

There is a system of synthetic fabric and waterborne acrylic elastomeric call Acrymax that has worked well on porch decks.

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