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    Pressure treated wood is sometimes very hard to paint, the treatment prevents paint penetration. I had never considered using boat paint, but that used on good grade exterior plywood or marine plywood (no knots in the plys) would make a good combination but slippery, so deck sand would be wise.

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    I am not sure if this will work, or the cost relative to other alternatives.

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    Update on chosen solution

    I ended up using a deck coating from Home Depot. About $50 for coverage of 50 sq ft. It's available in a few dozen colors. It looks good, has a nice non-skid texture and seems durable after a few months. Product brand name is "Restore".

    Copied from their product description:
    For use on wood and composite decking, stairs, docks and more
    Latex base is tintable
    Mildew- and UV resistant
    Fills small cracks and locks down splinters
    Apply with a roller, clean up with soap and water
    Dries to touch in 6 hours
    Includes two 1-gallon cans of stain and one 9 in. roller
    2 coats required
    Covers 50 square feet with 2 coats
    Last edited by endo_aftermath; 09-07-2012 at 09:27 PM. Reason: Added product name

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    Update on coating my outdoor ramp with deck coating "Restore" from Home Depot. Six years later, recoating about every two years, and it is doing great. I think they sell essentially the same product under a different name now.

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    Thanks for the long term use update. How hard is it to apply, recoat?
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    Apply or recoat with a paint roller. It's as easy to apply as regular paint.

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