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Do you really need to do anything to treated lumber? Just built a deck with the treated stuff, have seen that stuff stand up for 20+ years without anything painted in it.

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I would let it dry for a month or so, and then apply a stain. Presure treated may last 20 years without anything done to it, but it will check, crack, warp and look like arse if you don't.

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I would let it dry for a month or so, and then apply a stain. Presure treated may last 20 years without anything done to it, but it will check, crack, warp and look like arse if you don't.

Yep, and splinter like a beyatch, and if that happens, you'll have to sand the fokker and start over again, which is a royal pain in the arse, and real good for the lungs as well.

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Use redwood. It will hold up better and look better. Regardless of what type of wood you are going to use, you need to put a sealer on it. Never paint a deck, that is a maintenance nightmare.

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spraying works better if the decks is already down....gets places roller or brush cant reach. plus i read somewhere to use a tinted sealer instead of a clear one.

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I still say go with redwood, It will last as long if not longer and looks much better.

 

I already built the damn thing sherlock holmes.

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I already built the damn thing sherlock holmes.

 

You should have stared asking questions before you built it Mr. Watson.

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You should have stared asking questions before you built it Mr. Watson.

 

#1... Redwood sounds expensive, and I don't know where I'd get that around here.

 

#2... This is an afterthought, I like the rugged look, hell the deck itself looks like grizzly adams built it. :D

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#1... Redwood sounds expensive, and I don't know where I'd get that around here.

 

#2... This is an afterthought, I like the rugged look, hell the deck itself looks like grizzly adams built it. :D

polar and jack pine will rot very fast

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You should have stared asking questions before you built it Mr. Watson.

Perch made me chuckle.

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let it dry then hit it with mangoo

 

 

That may be appropriate in some locals but probably not in Homolahoma.

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We just weatherproofed our fence 3 weeks ago and it was put up last summer. They said to wait at least 6 months after it was put up :D We just used a clear weatherproofer on it and it looks great.

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I would rip it up and start again with redwood.

I would leave the deck and move the trailer.;

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I would leave the deck and move the trailer.;

 

You can't. The deck is holding up the trailer.

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Sealer... can I spray it on?

 

You can Spray it. I just rebuild my deck. I was going to spray the sealer on but my neighbor said that if you spray it on it will not last as long as putting it on with a cloth pad. I just sealed the deck using the cloth pad and it turned out very well.

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You can Spray it. I just rebuild my deck. I was going to spray the sealer on but my neighbor said that if you spray it on it will not last as long as putting it on with a cloth pad. I just sealed the deck using the cloth pad and it turned out very well.

 

I bought a sprayer when I first put mine up. If there's the least bit of wind it a terrible experience, the stain is so thin it doesn't take much for it to go back in your face. I used it about 15 minutes then put it back in the box and used the brush. The sprayer been in the cellar for the last 12 or so years.

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