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Building paper won't hurt, and if you do get forced to insulate, then it'll help keep that tiny chunk of insulation dry.


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I don't think pressure treated wood should ever be painted. It just never works in the long run, no matter how long it stands in the open unfinished. PT wood has high amounts of metal and mineral salts in it that will always retain moisture from the surrounding air. It will always be wetter and change size more dramatically through wetting and drying cycles ...


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If you have a roof on the thing, no paint or stain at all is a perfectly good option. Dredge up a new or old copy of Rex Robert's "Your Engineered House" (the later version is by Charlie Wing, updated from Rex's original) if you'd like to read all about it, or look at @paul's answer, which I upvoted - especially the first sentence. There are barns in the ...


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All wood coatings are essentially decorations. The only thing that keeps wood from rotting outside is proper drainage of it and airflow around it. Wood can get wet every time it rains and snows as long as it is permitted to shed water effectively and dry out quickly. When it stays wet even through days of sunshine and wind is when wood will begin to foster ...


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The best answer is to remove the paint. Get the sandstone dry - really dry, camped out in the desert for a day dry. I have found something like this, can convinced a block that gets no sun to dry/tan itself. https://www.flickr.com/photos/some_guy/17000465161/ The stone will need to be at a temperature inside the bounds of the paint label. Paint with ...



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