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Since the T-111 I have is already primed with gray paint, I think I would have to use an exterior paint??? Would staining it be worthless since the primer is on it already? Can you stain over primer? I want to least amount of maintenance for the future
 

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Since the T-111 I have is already primed with gray paint, I think I would have to use an exterior paint??? Would staining it be worthless since the primer is on it already? Can you stain over primer? I want to least amount of maintenance for the future
Use solid stain, not paint. Since it has been primed, you can use a latex solid, which is easier to apply than oil based. Staining with anything other than a solid over the primer will look really bad. No stain, except a solid exterior is applicable in this instance.
 

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you think it would be wiser to use the solid exterior stain than to use paint over this primed grey color it already has? I would like the best protectant and less maitenance
 

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I've never really seen the point of solid stain. If you're covering the grain (or texture) then why not just call it paint?
 

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You stain wood to allow it to breath while still being protected, but once it is primed it is sealed so no advantage for stain.
 

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Solid stain looks better than paint on T-111. No question about it.
 

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