Fence Care spinoff. Pressure Treated lumber paint, type and size questions
Reading the fence care thread (i.e. do you need to paint oak boards or not) I was wondering if anyone had experience with pressure treated boards? Before you tell me to do oak, I simply cannot get oak here--it isn't an option.
For reference, I want to do a combination of 3 board, 4 board and no climb fencing (depending on the paddock).
Does it make a difference in longevity if you paint pressure treated lumber? Also, a couple of the posts are damaged a little on the ground end. Should I dip them in something? I'm reading about people dipping fence posts in roofing tar and all sorts of things.
Also, has anyone used deck boards? 16' x 2" x 6" seems like a good size, but I'm wondering if there are drawbacks.
Final question: Has anyone used 4" rounds instead of 5 or 6" for 3 or 4 board fencing? I understand the reason to go bigger, but the cost jumps A LOT for that extra inch. The fence will be hot too, so I'm not anticpating a lot of contact, but I'm wondering if 4" rounds will look goofy.... any thoughts?
Thanks in advance.