First visit to the forum. Read “breaktime” in the magazine and find it interesting, but never thought I would need help (now I do !)
I am most of the way thru building my own deck. I wanted to have strong posts for the railings so instead of bolting on 4 x 4’s to the outside joist, I instead ran 4 x 4s from the footings all the way up ! (deck walking surface is 3 ft tall, 4 x 4 posts for the rails are 6 1/2 ft tall).
The 4 x 4s are pressure treated wood (PTW).
My problem is the best method for filling in the “pock marks” in the posts and painting.
A friend suggested Bondo for the fill in (instead of some type of regular exterior wood filler).
Talking with Dunn-Edwards; they indicated that primer would work just fine with the Bondo, but they did NOT have any experience with BONDO and PTW.
Don’t know if the chemicals in the wood prevent things from sticking to them. (Note that I believe the PTW is of the CCA type as it has the typical green patina.)
Does anyone have experience with “finishing” pressure treated wood ?