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Other stories by William Feist

  • Q&A: Painting & Staining PT Wood

    Q: How should paints and stains perform on pressure-treated wood? I haven’t had a lot of luck painting the PT wood decks I build: The paint seems to fail after only two or three years. Is this because pressure-treated lumber is so wet, or do the chemicals used to treat the wood cause the paint to...

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    Q: The Journal’s panel of experts answers the most commonly asked questions from the job site.