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Offline GigaWatt

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Porch Column Re-hab
« on: November 17, 2020, 12:30 PM »
I have 8  6"x6" Redwood columns on my front porch which were starting to get weathered. Rather than sanding them and painting, I decided to cover them PVC Column Wraps from VersaTex. There expensive however easy to work with and should last forever. It took me 2 days working at an easy pace to install all eight.

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Offline StanB

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Re: Porch Column Re-hab
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 12:39 PM »
Looks great. Now you need to power wash the ceiling to match the hot new look!
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Porch Column Re-hab
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 01:10 PM »
Great look!  It also appears to me that you caulked the bottoms where they hit the concrete.  I think I'd be concerned that water might get trapped in the columns and cause science projects and/or rot. 
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Offline GigaWatt

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  • Life long woodworker & retired Electrical Engineer
Re: Porch Column Re-hab
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 04:28 PM »
Looks great. Now you need to power wash the ceiling to match the hot new look!

My wife told me to do that but haven't had time!

Offline GigaWatt

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  • Life long woodworker & retired Electrical Engineer
Re: Porch Column Re-hab
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 04:32 PM »
Great look!  It also appears to me that you caulked the bottoms where they hit the concrete.  I think I'd be concerned that water might get trapped in the columns and cause science projects and/or rot.

They are sealed from the bottom to the top wrap however there are weep holes on the front bottom to drain any condensate.

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Porch Column Re-hab
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 08:27 PM »
I could sit on that porch all day long.  Enjoy it.