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Deck stain/sealer
« on: May 30, 2014, 07:11:39 PM »
I just built a new deck and a pergola. The deck is treated lumber and the pergola is Cedar.
Looking for advice on staining /sealing the wood. The environment here is very hot/sun intensive summers and mild winters.  Not a lot of rain. I anticipate wanting to stain the treated close to the color of the cedar.  And ensure the cedar is well protected.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 08:25:19 PM »
Go with a semitransparent water based synthetic stain/sealant from Behr or Thompsons.  Two coats.

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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 02:27:50 AM »
Thompsons water seal.

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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 04:07:34 AM »
Wait a year or until the water no longer beads on the decking or you will be throwing money away.

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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 11:43:11 AM »
I used that Flood crap and it peeled off a few months later.  It's actually still peeling.  My deck looks like shit.  Not sure what I did wrong but I broke my ass for nothing.   



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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 08:06:35 PM »
Wait a year or until the water no longer beads on the decking or you will be throwing money away.


Not true, they make a product that you can apply immediately.

http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/waterproofing-products/waterproofing-stains/advanced-natural-wood-protector
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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2014, 08:19:33 PM »
I have a deck that is well over 10 years old. Picked up a 1/4" splinter in my left foot just this afternoon. Knife and tweezers solved the problem pronto.  ;)
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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2014, 09:22:16 PM »
Wait a year or until the water no longer beads on the decking or you will be throwing money away.


Not true, they make a product that you can apply immediately.

http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/waterproofing-products/waterproofing-stains/advanced-natural-wood-protector


I like the thompsons but their UV rating is pretty low on the reviews. I need sun protection more  than moisture here in South Texas.

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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2014, 11:50:42 PM »
Well that's a different kettle of fish then.
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Re: Deck stain/sealer
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 07:36:24 PM »
Thompsons sucks.