Old deck, need to paint or stain?(PICS)

Old 07-12-08, 08:56 AM
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Old deck, need to paint or stain?(PICS)

Hi there I have an old deck that needs to be protected. I am not sure what route to go. The railing is newer and has a dark brown stain on it already and would like to match it. anyone have some i deas on making it look good again? Here are some pics to give ya an idea what im talking about.

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First you need to wash the deck. It would probably benifit from the use of a deck stripper - that will almost remove all the current coating. Be sure to rinse well! A pressure washer works best but a garden hose will work also.

Once dry you can apply the stain of your choice - oil base, waterborne or latex. I'd recomend a quality waterborne semi-transparent stain. As with most coatings you will find better quality at your local paint store - not a big box paint dept.

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