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Outdoor wood maintenance with preservative/sealant/water repellant? Answered

I had a wooden retaining wall built last summer around a flag stone stair case in my garden. The wood on the retaining wall is treated wood and meant for ground contact. I see that after one winter the paint on the retaining wall is already coming off. Could I get suggestions on how to maintain the wood? Wood preservative/water repellant/wood sealant?

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vince 09 (author)2009-04-29

if its treated lumber you shouldn't have to do anything to it is that what you mean of how to get the paint to stay on?

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syaddula (author)vince 092009-05-01

It is treated lumber. Does it mean I apply no preservative/sealant against harsh weather? Over how many years?

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vince 09 (author)syaddula2009-05-01

if its treated you shouldn't ever have to do anything to it, thats what we put on the bottom of houses aka green board, so if it had a green tint to it when you got it, it doesn't need anything

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vince 09 (author)syaddula2009-05-06

your welcome glad I could help

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sharlston (author)2009-04-30

mix water with pva glue and give it 2 to 4 coats

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