Slippery wood deck after Thomsons water sealant

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Old 05-19-19, 07:03 PM
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Slippery wood deck after Thomsons water sealant

Help! I just sealed my deck with Thomsons after pressure washing it and applying (scrubbing) OxyClean/water at 2:1 water:Oxyclean. It just rained, and now the deck is dangerously slippery, first time this has ever happened (the deck is 20 years old). It is especially slippery on parts of the deck that became bleached after house wash contractor did not adequately rinse off their product. I pressure wash and apply Thomsons every year except I added the OxyClean/water step this year due to the issue from the house wash outfit. I followed directions for Thomsons.

Should I pressure wash again? And/or try to remove the sealant as much as possible by scrubbing with an ammonia/water solution as someone advised.

 
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Don't worry, one of the limitations of TWS is it doesn't last very long.
 
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TWS uses a wax like substance to seal with. It's not uncommon for a sealed substrate to be slicker when wet. The cleaner shouldn't have any effect unless it wasn't rinsed well and then it would be more an adhesion issue than being slick. It's possible the wood is smoother than it used to be. As SS stated, TWS has a short life.
 
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Was to say the same, Thompsons doesn't last more than a season. Adjust next year to something else. We are here to guide if needed.
 
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Thanks

Thanks for your replies. I'll be back next year looking for suggestions on alternative sealants.
 
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