When to re-seal a deck


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Old 03-24-16, 09:15 AM
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When to re-seal a deck

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Question on determining if a deck needs resealed. I did it last year and there's still a bit of a shine on top. Water stopped beading a few months after applying, but when I pour a bit of water onto the deck, it the wood doesn't seem to absorb it -- it just sits there in a single "pile". So no beading but apparently no significant absorption either. Does that mean I'm good for another year?
 
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Old 03-24-16, 09:17 AM
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Probably, what stain did you use?
 
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Old 03-24-16, 10:37 AM
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TWP 100. The deck gets a fair amount of sun, which is mostly my concern I guess.
 
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Old 03-24-16, 11:00 AM
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I'd keep an eye on it since Thompson's doesn't have a great reputation for long life.
 
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Old 03-24-16, 11:02 AM
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What's a good test though? See if the water is absorbed?
 
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Old 03-24-16, 01:04 PM
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Generally when the coating no longer beads it's in the latter stages of it's life. If water soaks into the wood - the wood needs a fresh coat of stain.
 
 

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