I have just replaced an old verandah post with a "Cyprus Gold" post. These are wrapped in plastic with warnings to leave the plastic intact until 3.2 milliseconds (approx.) before sealing. I believe this is because the wood is as wet as ...:eek: !

My question is: What is the best approach to painting given that the wood is wet. Must I use an oil based undercoat and topcoat or is acrylic OK ?