I recently bought some fence panels like the ones shown here:
It is my intention to paint them white. However I am finding it difficult to get consistent information on best practice.
As far as I have been able to discern, the wood is pressure treated with Tanalith E.
I am fairly sure I need to use a primer, as per the guide here:
For best results, you should use a primer before painting. Look for a primer that’s for exterior use and that specifically states on the can that it can be used on pressure treated wood. Once the primer is dry you can technically use any kind of exterior paint that you’d like. Again though, for best results, we’d recommend a latex based paint. Oil-based paints do sometimes have trouble sticking to pressure treated wood, and a latex based paint job will simply last longer.
However a different site states:
Basic latex paint that you find at local home improvement stores is usually fine to paint wood furniture with. It tends to be one of the easiest paints to work with when it comes to painting furniture. That being said, though, the durability of a latex paint isn’t as great as an oil-based paint’s.
This directly contradicts the first statement.
So my question is, which type of paint if best for outdoor, pressure treated wood? Latex or oil? I'm assuming that water-based paint is right out, as rain would wash it away!
Also, it would be very helpful if someone would be kind enough to provide some general tips, or things to avoid, as this will be my first time undertaking such a task. Thank you.