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Old 15-06-2012, 11:16   #1
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Best one part paint for decks?

Or are they all the same?

I am about to start re-coring my decks in a few places so I need to think about primers and therefore finish paint. I have a quart of Interlux prime-cote for Brightsides to cover my repairs with. I have been told that Brightsides will not hold up well and that there are better one part paints such as Sikkens deck paint.

Friendly debate and advice welcomed!
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Old 15-06-2012, 13:56   #2
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

IMO most of the cost of a paint job is in the epic amount of labor involved. Do the math, if you paid yourself your usual wage for all the hours the paint job will take you, doesn't it make sense to spend a few hundred dollars more on a quality two-part paint that will last a long time, instead of saving a few hundred now only to have to do it all again in five years?
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Old 15-06-2012, 14:36   #3
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

Preparing to paint decks now. 10 years on Interlux Brightside, with and without non-skid addative.
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

There is no good one part paint for decks. It is easier to use, but two part epoxy deck paints will last significantly longer, wear better, and aren't that much harder to apply.

Having gone down this route before, the one part we used lasted three years (interlux something or other) before we had to sand it down and start from scratch. The second time around we went with two part and 10 years later it still looks like new.
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

If $$$ not an issue, I would go w/ two part. OTH, You could go w/ rustoleum topside paint at <$20/qt.
As long as you are going to the trouble to re-core you might as well use two-part if you can. I don't think you will find that much difference between one one-part and another. I'm sure a pro will jump in with a more accurate assesment.
How are you going to apply?

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Old 18-06-2012, 17:05   #6
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

I"ll second or third the two-part suggestion. Yes, it is a pain in the tail to work with. We are finishing up a LONG project painting our deck. As noted above, in the grand scheme of things, putting up with and paying the extra for a good 2 part (we used Perfection) is pretty much insignificant.
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

Cost is not the concern, ease of application is...or was.

I suppose everyone is right. I might as well do it correctly and go with two part.

Thanks for the input!
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Cost is not the concern, ease of application is...or was.

I suppose everyone is right. I might as well do it correctly and go with two part.

Thanks for the input!
First of all let me caveat that
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

Since ease of application is a concern, I vote for Interlux Perfection. It is a 2-part polyurathane that was designed for non professional application. The roll and tip method works very well with it.
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Re: Best one part paint for decks?

Just to kinda wrap up this thread, I have decided to go with a two part paint.

HopCar's suggestion of Interlux Perfection seems to be my best choice. I will use a flattening agent with it too so that reflected sunlight wont blind me.

With that decision now made, I know which primer to use and I can continue with my project!

Thanks for the replies and suggestions
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