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What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pls

Posted by Mailynn (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 25, 05 at 14:40

Hi
I am usually at the Home decorating site but really need some expert advice. Almost finished our deck. I plan to do a semi-transparent stain on the floor and a solid stain on the rails, etc.

I live in a place with warm summers, cold snowy winters. Northeast coastal weather.

Thanks
Linda


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

TWP. John


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

Hi John

Thanks for your answer.

What is TWP?

Linda


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

Check out...

http://www.consumerreports.org/main/detailv2.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=58903&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2113

THey don't review all products... but if you don't want to get the most $$$.. and one that is tested by these guys... go for the Olympic semi-transparent... at Lowes.


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

Olympic stain stinks, the Olympic Maximum is a decent product. Don't put too much weight in consumer reports. I will say no more.


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

I'm confused. What makes TWP the best? Elsewhere in here I read that you can't recoat it without stripping it, which is a big downside to me. I'm looking for pigmented stain for my pressure treated deck (in full sun) which will have to be retreated as little as possible, but when it does only needs to be pressure washed and then retreated. Is TWP my best choice? Or what is (from personal experience please!)


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

I cant belive you dug all that way back,,,2005 ???
Anyway,twp 116 requires cleaning and good weather for the overcoat, I have never had to strip a twp project of mine. I do have a past Wallet that put silkens over the twp I put on,,,now that project will require a lot of stripping.

The thing with a project using pt for decking...... no I wont say that..hmmmmm not that either..... Preasure Treated yellow pine is pron to warping twisting shrinking splintering things like that when laying flat to the sun no matter how its fastened or what finish is placed on it.

A person can use a bad finish and make matters worst like thompsons,silkins,cwf,aquatroll but really no finish is going to change the nature of yellow pine. J


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Plastiron stain will work best

It works really well due to high acrylic content and extreme metal particle content. It will protect pressure treated better than any other stain by far.


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RE: What's the best stain for pressure-treated wooden deck? ro pl

re: Plastiron - how come a google of 'plastiron' comes back with only complaints?


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a look at the complaints for plastiron

looking at all of the complaints, they seem to be from one person who got some on his siding and couldn't get it off. doesn't appear to say anything about the product breaking down or not working. i'd be careful not to get it on your house though.


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