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How to care for a used Rainbow play set?

Posted by dpup77 (My Page) on
Tue, May 1, 12 at 18:03

We just bought a used Rainbow playset for our kids. Its quite large, and will be moved and installed by professional playset movers. It is 7 years old and I think it ought to have a fresh sealant.

From some preliminary research, it appears that Cabot ATO is the best sealant for redwood. But, is it the best for a playset that had a factory sealant and possibly some do-it-yourself sealant over the years?

Also, some parts are exposed to more weather than others. There are parts that are covered by a roof during the summer. Should those portions be treated differently?

Any advice on cleaning, sealing, and maintaining this thing would be greatly appreciated. We're hoping to get a good 10 more years out of it!

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RE: How to care for a used Rainbow play set?

I believe Rainbow Playsets use SuperDeck Heart Redwood Color. It is not our favorite stain but if you are looking for consistency then I would use that.

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