I’m looking to make a corner seating area for a raised patio which will be part painted and part stained. Firstly, am I best using tantalised wood which has either been allowed to dry or treated with the appropriate sealant or is untreated kiln tried softwood okay if painted/stained and sealed correctly?
Secondly what paint, stain, sealant would you advise. It is like this will remain outdoors year round.
Hi nixy999, I would not recommend using softwood for your project. Even if you use tantalised timber some areas (like joints) will probably start to deteriorate within 2/3 years. If you can afford it you are better going for a hardwood. Always treat the timber using some form of solvent based preservative. Regards S
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