trailer <]/Prev 137274>> startxref 0 %%EOF 43 0 obj <>stream 0000007403 00000 n I bought 4 years treated Deck lumber from Home Depot and it was told to me to wait 1 year for the lumber to climatic. When the water absorbs into the wood, it’s ready to seal or stain. Even though pressure-treated wood is already coated in a protective sealant, the interior is not. I have painted the deck now 3 times and every year the deck is cracking and the and the paint is peeling . ��.R�T��X責�~@H�8� ��ss�Vjㅰy列O뜅n떡l���z'�=눙Ir�.���c�,�M[?_�o}�z�i菖z芽����Ν�t�誾��v�����컨N�ri9h�S�?W'근�6�6뷔��琢U�_{깥�=�L�5r滓ZR�b嘉>K[>怨4��s퓌爻���)sO㎈(��k���Q�����)�謨�(鉤spA.���+� Seal it stain it 0000001749 00000 n 0000004896 00000 n To minimize these concerns, it's important to stain or seal your project as soon as possible after completion. 0000002776 00000 n Thompson is definitely one of the more respected names in this industry, so I have high hopes for this product. 0000007075 00000 n Allow the board lumber to dry completely before attempting to add a sealer. Drip a couple of drops of clean water onto the surface of the lumber. 0000002180 00000 n That is why DeckMaster has developed the PressureLess™ Cleaning System & Preservation System. 0000020833 00000 n Pressure treated wood is a versatile type of wood that has been treated with chemical preservatives so as to protect it against decay as well as insects. 0000010161 00000 n Cleaning and Improving Your Outdoor Living Space, https://www.todayshomeowner.com/radio/ask-questions/, https://www.todayshomeowner.com/sap-oozing-from-deck-boards-a-shrinking-floor/, https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-long-to-wait-before-staining-a-new-wood-deck/. A simple test to check whether pressure treated wood can be stained is called the “Sprinkle Test”. Wash the pressure-treated wood with a deck cleaner, scrubbing the wood surface with a brush while wet. Subscribe today for exclusive content & tips in your inbox! ]�d�k�f�8[~�k=&i\||封p=晴!�*���o彩pO�v8��$�6�a油�{骸;>샅x�?�晛��f蝕p��앝湜�\�,{9댓z7?^��w�|�쥔�yF�fh�m��0攣%$�*~6�z��M脅용뷸꾄벋]OI�新�*"��kpI.�;��'店o�7�;9�Vk�Yd���spA.�B�'{��ld鄲�gA������,�� Was it cleaned (pressure washed) before the first paint job? 12 0 obj <> endobj xref 12 32 0000000016 00000 n Thank you for your help. Use a pressure washer if the wood has tough stains. Some rain water and snow does come in around the sides, but not too much because of the roof overhang That’s the good news! I’ve been reading conflicting things. If it beads up, the wood isn’t quite ready to be sealed. These pressure treated timbers last a VERY long time. If the wood is not dry when you stain or seal the fence, the treatment will not adhere properly to the I have a porch made with pressure treated lumber that is 8 years old. My question is can I still use just the cleaner for both decks in order to stain it? However, if it was that easy to shop for a wood sealant, then everyone will be a happy homeowner. This is an EPA registered wood You have entered an incorrect email address! The best course of action is to test the surface yourself. “SHOULD I REPLACE THE TREATED PLYWOOD SINCE THERE WILL BE TIMES THE DECK WILL BE COMPLETELY ENCLOSED?” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What can I do to stop the cracks and go forward with the stain. And an outdoor project's not finished until it's been stained, sealed or painted. 0000014963 00000 n Take care! we were told we didnt need to stain it and it should be left for about a year so it can weatherize and breath. Conclusion Remember that if there is much movement at a wood joint, the Flex Seal may not work. I installed numerous boards of pressure-treated wood on my outdoor deck three days after installation the boards are splitting and cracking,. If it immediately beads up and rests on top of the lumber, then you will have to keep waiting. M�;�}7샅�44�0�s瀏S� 炭 �. Premium pressure-treated lumber has been dried after its pressure treatment to remove excess moisture. The pillars have cracked I think they are 4x4 or 6x6. My husband is out of work and we are trying to get the house ready to put on the market. We recommend submitting it to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show for an in-depth answer. The one with the screen looks like it’s still in good shape when I poured water on it, It beaded. 0000011597 00000 n The whole process involves putting the wood in a depressurized tank thus removing the air. Seal off the front, edges, ends, and back of the wood. This is also essential for decks and fences. !����|(+�@��=콱 ��T�E"�M8`P���;�&��"C�oR=#��D�CM(��>u��I� lAc��[\�bI고Y�5N���Pz�UC彰H-뷸���zH�mKKpT�v� �2Iao�r�-펑易�o�銷�U 0000060900 00000 n 0000008702 00000 n How and when do i stain pressure treated plywood floors in a metal shed for kennel use? This lumber can be stained as soon as the deck is built. This wood sealer, the Minwax water-based sealer, is among the best deck sealers for pressure treated wood out there. 1. Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. WHAT IS YOU ADVISE? Is there a simple cost effective way to repair this area. 0000012315 00000 n For instance, you will need to reseal your deck once each year but may just have to re-stain the deck every three years (depending on how much use and wear and tear it gets). In the past, people waited up to 6 months before finishing projects but that’s no longer necessary with newer treatments like micronized copper. Hi, Willis! In the seem between my eating area and desk area are boards that do not fill the space allotted properly. For a deck, we would use primer first, even if using a paint/primer-in-one product. Does it have to be sealed? Here are a few tips when building a pressure treated timber retaining wall. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons. After about a week, we noticed that the gaps were more than 1/2″ to 3/4″. When to Seal or Stain Pressure-Treated Wood When water soaks into the wood instead of beading up, it’s time to seal or stain it. When to Use Pressure Treated Wood? 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