Deck has cracks in wood surface

Old 04-16-13, 09:08 AM
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I think that is aging more then the type of stain.
The folks that owned my home prior to me (been here just over a year now) painted the decking instead of staining it. Mine looks worse then yours now.

My previous house had solid stain from day 1 and it looked slightly aged when we sold it ~12yrs later.
Old 04-16-13, 09:52 AM
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Deck has cracks in wood surface

The deck was installed 23 years ago and it looked real good when I was using a clear finish and then as it started to age I went with a semi transparent stain and now to soild. The wood is some form of Phillipine Mahogany and over the years more and more boards have what I call cracks on the surface. Is there anything I can do to fill the cracks and then use a solid stain again.
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There are fillers you can use but they really aren't worth the effort. Often the filler will pop up as the deck weathers

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