New House..Existing Deck..Should I do fall maintenance?

macsterSeptember 11, 2013

Just moved in and I have a little 10x10 deck on the front of an accessory building in the back yard.
The deck looks good to me, but should I do fall maintenance on it?

Found a can of Sikkens Cetol SRD Translucent in the shed. They probably did it recently for the sale of the house.

What do you think?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
annzgw

I'm not familiar with the brand or how to test if the wood needs recoating, but below is a link to a previous discussion of how to use the product.

Here is a link that might be useful: SRD

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 11:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
DeckGirl

Wood looks good but be careful with Sikkens. It is made from Linseed oil which has a tendency to allow mold and mildew to form because of the sugars. So I try to avoid it. It's also a bear to strip off in preparation for a new stain. These are the considerations that many homeowners don't think about when choosing their stain. I prefer petroleum-based products so I get a deep-diving penetrant rather than a surface coating and they are easy to clean and prep for maintenance.

If you stay with the Sikkens....clean for your fall maintenance and reapply to keep your board protected. I am a firm believer in maintaining your wood!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 12:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Gate--advice needed.
See picture below. I'm looking to wrap up a fence...
vtsteveo
Green board for screen-in porch w/hot tub?
I have a small section of wall (less than 40 sq. ft.)...
newcharlatan
removing deck stain from vinyl siding
Greeting GW: I just re-stained my deck with BEHR PREMIUM...
thew60
Gossen Passport Decking - anyone?
We are in the planning stages of removing a 25 year...
constanceann
Ipe deck with wood boring insect holes
Had a deck built of Ipe about a year ago in the Bay...
sigepsb1
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™