Railroad Ties Retaining Walls

Old 05-04-09, 07:44 AM
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Railroad Ties Retaining Walls

I have lots of railroad ties retaining walls, approx 10 yrs old and they are beginning to look weathered and ugly. Any suggestions to restore? Can they be painted? Treated?
Old 05-04-09, 03:29 PM
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I wouldn't paint them, the cresote would cause problems with the paint's looks. You could use a dark stain. I'd probably just take a little roofing or foundation tar, thin it to a little heavier than stain consistency and freshen them up with that. Sooner or later you'll have to replace them but if they are still fairly solid you can wait awhile.

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