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Opinions on best wood preservative.
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Terry-N-Mo    Posted 10-22-2002 at 19:55:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Finally got my deck all pressure washed and cleaned up. Now i need some ideas on what to put on it to protect it from the elements. Would like something with a little gloss if possible. What works the best and lasts the longest?

Thanks for your replies,Terry

Mike D.    Posted 10-23-2002 at 05:30:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Terry,
About 10 years ago I built decks for a large builder who offered them as an option to the
buyer. My last year at it we put up a ton of them. I used an Olympic sealer. It used a heavy parafin base. We sprayed it on with a garden sprayer. Because I provided a one year guarantee
I would go back in a year and power wash and seal again. The decks would look new all over again. We had very good results.

WallSal55    Posted 10-22-2002 at 20:34:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here, everyone recommends Thompson Water Seal. However, after several years, my son
was not happy with the appearance of it (we had
fed the pets on the deck and it was badly stained). He then put on a (redwood) stain and then the Thompson's water seal. We were happier with it this time around. The pets get fed in the
grass or cement patio. The water seal can be
brushed on by brush or comes in a sprayer. (I made him brush the sealer on as I didn't want any
spray to get blown on the glass windows nearby if
the wind was blowing.)

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