Pressure treated wood is the ideal option for outdoor projects like fencing panels. Pressure-treated wood may contain arsenic, so EXTREME caution should be used when sanding it. Arsenic is known to cause cancer in adults and children. Keep the surface damp with water and let the product agitate the wood surface for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing. The decay or insect hazard is greatest in exposures where the wood is subjected to moisture. The pigments protect the lignins, and thereby help prevent fibers from being released from the wood. Clean the WeatherShield pressure-treated wood thoroughly with a wood degreaser.
The patented MicroPro technology is setting a new worldwide standard for treated wood products. Exposure to the elements also means most decks require re-finishing at least once a year, though this is also dependant on the climate and the type of wood used. I love the love of Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil in mahogany flame but it was on my friend’s deck and her wood is that fancy iron wood. After the floor dries, a primer and two topcoats of porch and deck enamel should be applied.
Rails weather well and with a good stain and topcoat they last a long time, 3-6 years typically. So there you go. Three myths about decks that will put you on the right track for getting the best possible finish on your deck. We planned to clean, pressure wash, and let dry overnight, then do the brightener early in the morning, followed by stain before it gets sunny and hot. There were some places where I overlapped the stain a bit on the floor and it made it more dark. If you are applying a new stain over an old one, choose a color that is identical to that originally applied.
Known as photochemical degradation, it’s unavoidable unless you use a color-enhanced finish, like toner or stain. Whether your deck is brand new or several years old, you can seal, stain and treat your deck yourself to help protect it and keep it looking great. And while I have no doubt that pressure-treated lumber is a safe and economical way to build a deck, this kind of wood is also much more corrosive to screws, nails and metal fasteners than plain wood or the old arsenic-preserved lumber.
The thing with a project using pt for decking…… no I wont say that..hmmmmm not that either….. Preasure Treated yellow pine is pron to warping twisting shrinking splintering things like that when laying flat to the sun no matter how its fastened or what finish is placed on it. Any preservative that is applied needs to be a type that is recommended for pressure treated wood. Wood is placed inside a closed cylinder, then vacuum and pressure are applied to force the preservatives into the wood cells in a pressurized cylinder.
Continuing to use the cloths after they are saturated would redistribute the stain across the wood. Ideal deck building techniques may include the use of non-permeable building hardware (fixed or adjustable), which are used as a barrier between a concrete footer and structural support posts/beams to potentially improve the performance of the treated wood. Prolonged exposure to the weather elements in Texas is one of the biggest threats to a wood fence, and in North Texas it’s unavoidable. Water isn’t just soaking in the wood but it dramatically hinders the drying out process.
Sikkens Exterior Stain program finishes, preserve, protect and bring out the natural beauty of all types of wood. Wood treated to ground contact levels is required for direct contact with the ground (e.g. fence posts, etc.), and in cases where a high-decay hazard is very likely to occur (e.g. soil/leaves/debris build-up or accumulations are left to remain in contact with the wood, poor ventilation, tropical climates, etc.).
Stain the railings, part of the stairs, part of one bench – Hubby and I worked together but got so little done. Although pressure treated wood is weather resistant and durable, we recommend you stain it with an oil based stain once after waiting the required 90 days and then every 3-4 years after that. This a shot of the deck with the stain stripper on it. Great time to take a breather as it does it’s thing.
Stain applications need about 24 to 48 hours of drying time, so you’ll need to be certain that the skies will remain precipitation-free during that time. We are looking into using this product on a deck that had been stained 2 and 4 years ago with a semi-transparent oil-based stain. He has found that when finishes take to the wood more evenly, they wear more evenly as well.
As for choosing the type of stain + sealer to go with, we heard a lot of great things about it from a friend of ours who recently used it (and a few readers mentioned the same one as well). A little household bleach mixed 50-50 with water is great for killing mildew that may grow on the deck after you refinish. We’re pretty confident we can take the hate out of your love/hate relationship with your deck. We used the pressure washer on the weathered deck of our old house and ther wasn’t a problem with moisture in the wood- just let it dry well.
For a large deck, spraying will save time but you should brush the material into the wood. Kiln drying after pressure treatment (KDAT) removes a large amount of the moisture from the wood. Set the pressure washer between 1500 and 2500 PSI to avoid damaging the deck, while still removing old stains and debris. In both these cases, PT wood is essential to prevent rot and lengthen the life of the job. I’m going to be replacing my entire deck; it is PT but was never stained, and at 7 years old when we bought it the deck boards were badly damaged.
If the deck stain starts to show signs of graying or loses its color, it can be easily cleaned up with a little wood brightener and a light maintenance coat of stain. In both cases, one of the results is a much greater propensity for the stain to peel. Cedar looks and smells great, and it’s a popular building material for exterior projects for a few reasons.
I purchased it several years ago and have never done anything to protect the raw wood. Apply a coat of clear wood preservative to the WeatherShield pressure-treated wood with a good-quality paintbrush or paint roller to keep it from deteriorating in the elements. Do not burn treated wood, as toxic materials may be produced as part of the smoke or ashes. Light blue bathroom – Benjamin Moore gossamer blue wall paint, and Benjamin Moore decorator’s white trim paint. Over 70 years ago, Dr. Karl Wolman invented the process of infusing preservative deeply into wood products.