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Painting pressure treated wood with a brush

How to Paint Pressure Treated Wood [4-Step Guide + FAQs]

There are a number of reasons why you might want to paint pressure treated wood. The desire to achieve a certain color or appearance is probably the most important one. Although it is generally not recommended that you paint such timber, there are is a way how to do it. However, it needs to dry Continue reading

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