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Staining the deck at home
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Donnie    Posted 09-04-2002 at 15:45:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a treated deck built on the back of my house that is bleached white from the sun shining on it and it looks fine to me but my wife wants to stain it. Has anybody had any positive or negative results from putting stain on their deck. I have seen some that the stain appeared to peel off and did not look good over a period of time. Thanks for your input,

Chuck, WA    Posted 09-05-2002 at 06:30:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just built a cedar deck and in looking for sealant - I planned a clear sealant as I had used in the past on other decks - learned that not all products are compatible with cedar and redwood. Be sure to check the label to assure that they are compatible with your material.

I also learned that some cedar sealants take a special initial coat of a different stuff for the first year while it weathers, to be followed by the permanent sealant.

Buscoboy    Posted 09-04-2002 at 20:17:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
The better transparent stains will deepen the look and provide preservative for the wood. These are more oil based than a solid stain.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-04-2002 at 16:10:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We used Thopmson's Water Seal on our deck this summer and we are quite pleased with the results. The main gripe for me is the cost. Pretty expencive stuff! I saw a recipe for some home brewed stuff that is supposed to be exactly the same as the expencive Thompson's, but I can't remember what went into it. Maybe some one else knows.

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