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Posted by sorie6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 30, 11 at 9:18

We have a deck that looks bad, boards are splitting and we can't afford to replace right now.
I was looking a maybe painting a floor cloth for it. Anyone here done anything with an old deck.
We were told maybe flipping the boards but that's not an option right now. Just need a quick(sortof) for the rest of the summer.
TIA for any suggestions

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RE: deck

You don't say if it is covered or not. How large is it? Maybe some 6 ft wide or 12 ft wide outside carpet would "fill in the main section"of it so kids wouldn't get slivers in their feet! I don't know what it cost now but would be less trouble than painting up a canvas floor cloth unless you are an excellent painter! If you are maybe you could later use it as shade at 1 side so you could still see the pattern & enjoy your creative work of art! JAN

RE: deck

It's not covered and faces south! We're thinking of maybe flipping the boards. We willl see. Thanks for your suggestion.

RE: deck

Have you thought about checking out Freecycle or Craigslist for free plywood? You could screw it into the existing decking and wouldn't need very big pieces. I wonder if there'd be a way to use wood from skids, usually plenty of those to be had for free.

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