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post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2011, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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painting redwood

i need to paint some new redwood 2" X 6" boards i installed outside. i figure to let them sit for a week or so outside, arizona high temps. i believe ill need to seal them before painting and would like to buy the products at HD. any recommendations on which sealer.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-22-2011, 12:05 PM
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If you just have to paint redwood (seems like a waste of good redwood to me) then I would just use a good primer and good outdoor paint.

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I know I'm new here but definitely not to woodworking. But, I agree with George on painting Redwood. Seems like a waste but that's just my opinion.
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opinions, hmmm, opinions and butts, we all have them and they both stink. anyway i choose to use redwood, only three 2" X 6" 8' for a simple shelf. its easy to work with and termite proof. i really dont know why i have to justify the reason behind using it but what the h*ll. anyway there going to be painted red and i know they are a soft wood and will absorb the paint.
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