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Old 03-31-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Hi all,

I know there is a Home & Garden section of CD, but since Phoenix is so unique in its climate during the summer, I am hoping I can get some help here.

The painted east and west sides of my front porch are peeling, of course. The paint is on wood. I've got a some leftover of the exterior paint color that was used by the person who sold me the house...but am wondering if there's anything else I should do to prep the paint area, aside from sandpapering the wood to remove the old paint, before I paint it? Anything to make it last longer before it peels again? Or should I just apply 2 coats and accept the fact that it will require touch-up every couple of years or so?

Fortunately it's not that big of an area...so no biggie if it's just one of those Phoenix maintenance things!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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I'm not sure there is anything else you can do, but I wonder if there are not paints that are more suited to our harsh temperatures than others. I know I've always received good help and advice (and good paint! ) at Dunn-Edwards paint stores-- they are a local company, so they know what works here.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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Definitely talk to someone at a local paint store. I am assuming that you are talking PTL (pressure-treated lumber), correct?

Know it isn't your first choice, but personally, I would sand it down to bare wood and apply an oil-based exterior primer. It seems like more work up-front, but you will have to repaint less often, and I would be surprised if you experience lifting and peeling over a primer coat - or at least not nearly as bad as it sounds you have now. The problem is that if it is the paint peeling from the wood, I would imagine that over time it would continue to happen if you just paint over it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Thanks, guys!

I think we've got a Dunn-Edwards not too far from here...I'll have see if they can recommend a good oil-based exterior primer.

The heat is coming...ready or not! Got to get everything done before the summer hits!
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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Speaking of paint, does Az have the low VOC paint laws that CA has?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Speaking of paint, does Az have the low VOC paint laws that CA has?
Nope, we can still use the good stuff here.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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Stain does not peel.
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