Can you paint green treated lumber?

Answer Yes, you can paint green treated lumber. You must wait for the treated lumber to dry completely before painting; this can take several months. The labels of certain paints, primers and stains state... Read More »

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Which is more green: cedar or treated lumber?

On One Hand: Treated Lumber is Green in ColorFor those who are looking for lumber that is green in terms of color, treated lumber is the right choice. Pressure treated lumber is sprayed with chemic... Read More »

How long should I wait to paint treated lumber?

Wait three to six months before painting freshly treated lumber. Use a moisture meter to determine if the wood is dry enough; it needs a 12 to 15 percent reading. If you do not have a moisture mete... Read More »

Can you paint or stain pressure-treated lumber?

Pressure-treated wood can be painted and stained. To achieve best results, wait at least six months before painting new pressure-treated wood to give it a chance to dry out. If the wood readily abs... Read More »

What is in treated lumber?

The chemicals used as preservatives in treated lumber depend on when the lumber was manufactured. Prior to 2004, chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which contains chromium, copper and arsenic, was mo... Read More »