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Protecting tops on new pilings question

By: NCSU Dad
7/30/2019 8:04 AM

I had new pilings installed as part of my bulkhead replacement. They were cut off at a uniform height. The tops and top edges were sanded smooth - looks good. Is their any need to paint on some sort of preservative to protect the tops?

PS I have vinyl caps other pilings just thought I find an alternative for the piles next to the bulkhead.

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By: ultrahog99
8/1/2019 2:41 AM

I had new pilings installed as part of my bulkhead replacement. They were cut off at a uniform height. The tops and top edges were sanded smooth - looks good. Is their any need to paint on some sort of preservative to protect the tops?

PS I have vinyl caps other pilings just thought I find an alternative for the piles next to the bulkhead.

NCSU Dad


I have seen copper cladded, very attractive. I can't tell you how they look after the patina forms.

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By: Spearo#1
8/2/2019 12:04 AM

A trip to Lows will do it. There is a roof tar that you can apply with a paint scrapper NOT the one that you need a paint brush. do several coats (one on top of the other ) when dry and you are good to go for a long time. Stay away from the top of the pilings until dry.

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