What ice melt for decks and porches

Old 01-15-03, 09:01 AM
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What ice melt for decks and porches


Does anyone know of an ICE melt that is safe for decks or porches. My is new and has not been treated with stain yet.

Old 01-15-03, 06:54 PM
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The sun, or a propane torch. I certainly wouldn't be throwing any chemicals on a wood deck -- bare, stained, sealed, or not.

Next spring, get out and seal the deck. Use a quality sealer, like Superdeck, Wolman, etc., depending on what's available where you are. Stay away from things like Thompson's. (If you aren't paying $25 to $30 per. gal., you don't want it!!
Old 01-22-03, 11:29 AM
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If you need to clear off steps or something to use during the winter, denatured alcohol. It is a pretty expensive way to de-ice, but it will not harm the wood. Also works well on brick and other surfaces you do not want to put salt on.

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