Rotting wood on deck


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Old 08-25-00, 06:52 AM
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My deck is relatively new (<4 years old), and has been completely painted by the previous owners. It has benches and tables built on it and some of the seating planks of wood have started to rot and as a result the nails in them have lost their grip.
My question - what can I do to repair the rotting and prevent any further rotting? I'd like to be able to put in a filler such that I can use new nails to nail the planks down.
Apart from replacing the planks (which won't be easy) what are my other options?
 
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Old 08-31-00, 08:41 PM
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Only 4 years and starting to rot suggests the wood is not pressure treated. The prevention of further rot will be difficult if not impossable.It's a lot of work & I'm not 100% on how successful a complete sanding of the painted finish to the raw wood and treating the deck with a wolmanizer or copper based preservative would be.. Removal of serious deteriated planks, remove the nails that have lost their grip & replace with screws.
 
 

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