Sanding Pressure Treated Wood

Old 04-30-02, 07:09 AM
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Sanding Pressure Treated Wood

My deck boards need lots of TLC or replacement (lots of splinters). We are considering Trex decking, but before incurring the expense would like to get tips on keeping our deck boards for at least another year. I've been told that pressure treated wood cannot be sanded because of the chemicals within it. Could somebody confirm that and make other suggestions, if any? Will pressure washing make the splinter problem worse? I've been thinking about flipping the deck boards assuming the other side is in good shape.
Old 04-30-02, 02:53 PM
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You can sand p-t wood, just wear a good dust mask.
You can pressure-wash p-t wood, just don't hold it so close and long in one spot that it damages the wood.
You can flip the decking.
Good Luck!

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