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Difficult deck, help me pick a stain

Posted by mcassel (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 10 at 8:05

Hi all,

I have 25x18 roof top deck that has kiln dry pine deck. The deck is 6 months old and I need to stain it. The deck is not our main deck but it's a nice area to entertain. The deck is full sun and based in Atlanta GA. I will have furniture on the deck but it will not be a heavy use area.

The deck is very hard to get equipment to, so I am looking for a stain that does not require much if any prep work for both the first coat and additional coats, like sanding pressure washing etc. I am open to most finishes both in terms of color and composition.

From the research that I have do so far I am leaning towards Penofin. Downside is does not last that long, but the major benefit is that additional coats can be applied at will, no need to sand, pressure wash or clean (as long as your happy with the color).

can anyone suggest any other products I should look at?

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RE: Difficult deck, help me pick a stain

TWP. No prep needed on the first coat or an any added coats. J.

RE: Difficult deck, help me pick a stain

that sounds great. I see they have a TWP 100 and 1500 (which is the new "updated" 500?) to choose from.

Which is the better product? I live in GA and can get either.

thanks again for your help

RE: Difficult deck, help me pick a stain

I havent tried the 1500 series yet,although I want to, I still use the 100 series and have for a number of years.


RE: Difficult deck, help me pick a stain

From looking up TWP it looks like a great and easy product to use. thank you.

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