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    Deck staining and water treating...

    So, I built that deck of mine last summer, and now it's time to stain and re-seal it. Right before it got down to the 40* mark last fall, I stained it (one coat) and left it as done. Well, I got to thinking (can anyone else smell smoke???) this afternoon while I was watching the snow melt off it. Should I re-stain it when the temps warm up again? How about waterproofing it? When should I do either? If I do either?


    Keep in mind the following......

    The deck is 10' by 12'.

    It's only off the ground 2" at it's lowest point (due to the grade of the lawn and a short tree trunk stump), and only 13.5" off at it's highest point.

    The deck planks had previously been used on another deck with an unknown record of upkeep and had been sitting in my garage for 4 years prior to my re-use of them.

    The 2 by 6 floor joists are new (as of '06 anyway) and are of treated wood.



    Thoughts?
    In a while, Chet.

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    I'd lay a chalk line and cut the ends even and hit it with some more weather protection.....Thompson etc.
    Mike

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    I agree with 84ZMike. I went and painted my decks this past summer after I pressured washed them real good. Still looks good after three small snow falls of shoveling it off. I used Cabot deck paint/stain.

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    I'd hit it with a power washer first to even everything out (if going the transparent route).
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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    Quote Originally Posted by 84ZMike View Post
    I'd lay a chalk line and cut the ends even and hit it with some more weather protection.....Thompson etc.
    Mike


    I forgot to mention that the ends were all cut prior to stainting.

    So is Thompsons really that good? And, when should I use it? After a week of sunshine, or just after 3-4 days of sun, when the temps are in the 60's (or above)?
    In a while, Chet.

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    It has been a few yrs since I have messed with any of it.....your best bet would be to read the label for the temp info and weather conditions.
    Mike

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    Quote Originally Posted by 84ZMike View Post
    It has been a few yrs since I have messed with any of it.....your best bet would be to read the label for the temp info and weather conditions.
    Mike


    Will do, Thanks Mike.
    In a while, Chet.

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    I took a couple of pictures of the deck but can not figure how to upload them here.

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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    You can either attach them in the post (manage attachments) or you can add them to the member gallery and link to them using the icon.
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    Re: Deck staining and water treating...

    I uploaded them to somewhere on the form but don't know where. I was in my CP area when I did it. It is only two of them.

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