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Hi everyone,

Finally going to start my outdoor (deck) foot-rest / storage box project.

I found 3/4" outdoor pine sanded plywood. NOT PT.

Will it take three coats of outdoor paint well? That is will it cover up the flaws in the wood? Project needs to be functional and look good too.

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Ok very good thank you, that is what I will do.

Latex primer ok?

Do I sand between the two primer coats?
 

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OK oil primer it will be.

Think I should practice? You must remember my last project.
:laughing: lol, You should always do a finish sample. That way there will be no surprises and you can ensure you will be happy with the finish. :smile:
 

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The preparation of the project to paint will help as much as the type of paint you use. Make sure all joints are caulked and sealed prior to painting. It doesn't help to put three coats of paint on if water can get under it. As already said using a oil based primer and paint will give you better results but to add to that the glossier finish that you can stand will be more durable. The flattening agents in paint make the finish more permeable to water.
 

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Ok with the gloss as long as my sister in law likes it.

I'm using outdoor ply and poplar. Also planing on beadboard. I was going to cover every inch inside and out with three coats. What would need to be caulked?
 
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