How to protect partially stripped deck through winter?

Old 10-26-14, 07:46 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
How to protect partially stripped deck through winter?

My deck was in poor shape so I decided to strip the old paint (put on my previous homeowner) and apply a stain/sealer. I've had a terrible time trying to strip the paint off, and now my deck is kind of half and half bare and painted.

In addition, I've got the problem of living in MN and it is now October. All of the products I have seen say do not apply if the temp gets below 50 in a 24 hour span (or similar). That will never happen until will into Spring.

So -- Does anyone have advice on how to protect my deck through the winter so I can finish this job in the spring? Will something like Raincoat get me through?

Old 10-26-14, 08:15 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 3,860
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Anything you lay over that decking is just going to cause more issues because it's not going to dry out.
Old 10-26-14, 09:40 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,229
Received 754 Upvotes on 659 Posts
Why not stain the portion you have stripped?

btw - welcome to the forums!
Old 10-27-14, 06:53 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 18,893
Received 1,197 Upvotes on 1,152 Posts
I wouldn't worry about it and just keep working as long as you can. Once the temps warm up again in the spring, finish removing any paint you have left and then clean the deck with a 50/50 bleach/water mix and stain it then.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: