I have been trying to paint my deck for a couple of months now and it has been nothing less than a major frustration. So I ask, fellow residents of beautiful scenic Prince Rupert, for your expertise. My plight is, as I am sure you can already guess, the plethora of rainfall that is hindering my painting task. I check the weather report and try to paint when it’s at least ‘sorta’ sunny and warm - and I know that I can’t treat the weather report as though it’s gospel - but it’s been a futile enterprise. Paint is running and streaking and I’m getting sick of painting for hours and having it look like crap when it rains. Now - I have an idea that I think might work - but wanted to ask those who have lived in Rupert for long than myself for their opinion.
My idea was to put up some tarps so that I could at least get a fairly even coat of paint on it. I would include some form of ‘walls’ with the tarps because I am aware that at times if can rain sideways here. But my question about that idea is this:
Will it even work? Since it is quite humid here, would it even matter if I had tarps up to stop the rain from touching the wood? Is it simply so humid that the wood wouldn’t dry anyways?
Some extra info:
- I cleaned the deck with TSP and rinsed it well before starting to paint it
- the paint is Rona brand acrylic latex, exterior, flat finish
I think that’s it - any ideas/suggestions are appreciated!