Tinactlc
Tinactlc
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  • Tallmadge, OH
Asked on May 15, 2019

How can I redo my deck floor?

ScooterV SmithEm
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Need any out of the box ideas for our wood deck floor. Have tried painting - it peels, have stained but it chips & splinters and carpeted - it frays and fades. Deck is in sun 100% of time and do not have means to replace at this time. Thanks!

5 answers
  • Marlene Haigh
    on May 15, 2019

    power wash, let thoroughly dry then stain with quality product

  • Em
    on May 15, 2019

    Stain should not chip or peel. Stain seeps into the grain of the wood. I agree with Marlene, scrub, or pressure wash then stain. The sun will take it's toll on any wood over time.

    • Em
      on May 16, 2019

      1. Sikkens Cetol Dek Finish

      Sikkens Cetol Dek Finish receives shining reviews across the board. It boasts excellent performance and durability, with protection lasting up to two to three years when applied and maintained as directed by the manufacturer. Sikkens products have the most recommendations from consumers and professionals who have used them, which is why Sikkens appears at the top.

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      2. Cabot Decking Stain 1480

      Cabot Decking Stain 1480 made the top of the list at Consumer Reports and shows up as a recommendation often in forums. It is a deep penetrating, linseed oil-based stain that should protect the wood for two to three years.

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      3. Sikkens Cetol SRD

      Specially formulated for poorly ventilated decks, docks and low to the ground decks where moisture is a problem, Sikkens Cetol SRD has exceptional performance and durability. It offers easy maintenance with two to three years of protection from a one coat application.

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      4. Cabot Semi-Transparent Deck and Siding Stain 6300

      Another highly recommended stain by consumers and professionals, as well as by Consumer Reports, Cabot Semi-Transparent Deck and Siding Stain 6300 is a deep penetrating stain with high performance, lasting two to three years, depending on weather conditions. Only one coat is needed.

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  • V Smith
    on May 15, 2019

    If the structure is sound - remove the boards, flip them over, power wash, seal.

  • Scooter
    on May 15, 2019

    A penetrating transparent or semitransparent oil stain is best for this application. For good results, you'll need to remove ALL previous finishes or adhesives that sit on top of the wood. You may be able to do this with a pressure washer, used carefully so you dont cut into the wood. However, sanding may be required. I've rented a square pad oscellating sander in the past. It's very heavy, and a little slow, but can produce an excellent result.

  • Scooter
    on May 16, 2019

    Home Depot tool rental may be the most affordable

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