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The pressure treated material will need to set unpainted for about 6 months. Not only is it excessively wet from the treatment process, it will leach some of the treatment through the surface for a time. In essence giving no surface the primer or paint to grip on. There may be water based stains that will work, but no opaque paints, especially oil based. ...


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I called a popular exterior paint company, and they quoted me about the same price whether the cedar is painted or stained.


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It is fairly unusual for bare steel (with paint) to peel, it rather will develop rust spots and blister off. The typical scenario is that your posts are galvanized and the galvanizing on the post is "rusting" which means its forming a zinc oxide layer (which is powdery) and pushing the paint off. The fact that you have not mentioned rust will also confirm ...


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The problems associated with insulating brick, block, or concret walls vary depending upon environment, construction, and even sunlight. I is critical to get a for sure assessment of the overall situation. This is an instance where money spent on a documented professional consultant money well spent. I have come behind DYI folks many times....some of them ...


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This is something you could fix yourself using a pair of sheet metal seaming pliers. These pliers have wide jaws and are basically a hand-held sheet metal brake. Using them should allow you to repair the damage. To do the repair, start with the most damaged part and slowly bend the metal back into shape. You could then find some touch up paint that matches ...


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It looks like few new materials will be needed, so I would search for a recommended handyman in your area. You could also call a siding and roofing contractor, but I would expect this to be much more expensive than a handyman. If siding needed replacement, this would probably be less hassle.



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