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Old 03-22-2009, 09:38 PM   #16
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should I replaced the deck?


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OutToPasture,
I'll have to disagree with you about sanding. Those cracks also called checks go deep and sanding won't do anything for them. I have already seen what my belt sander does when working over cracks and the sawdust gets worked down into the crack filling it and making it appear that the wood is in good shape.
rjordan, If I was to go and estimate this deck for refinish (as this is my profession) I would agree with you, I would suggest ripping the whole deck down and starting over.(and I'd probably get them to add an addition while I'm at it) But... I'm not here to make money. And as the gentleman said he's trying to "eek out" a couple more years. That's why I gave him the suggestion I did.... Hey call me tommorrow and I'll come out of retirement for one last deck. I don't know what state you're in but I can GUARENTEE you'll have the best looking deck in the state....

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Sanding is just to get rid of rough edges
Nothing wrong with stretching the use a little more until they can afford to replace the decking
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #18
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No matter how you slice it or dice it, the boards on that deck reached the end. You can sand which will make them look worst, because all the spit ends will break off and create bigger voids, if you sand them out, you will create pockets, where water would collect and you will have a mold issues. If you stain it, there is no surface left to hold the stain, stain will disappear through cracks, and your deck will not look any better then it does now. If OP does not have the money to replace boards now, wait until you get some money and do it the right way. Why put all that work effort and throw out more money and be left with the same decking if not worst, only to rip everything out a year later?! You can stretch bubble gum, but I doubt you will stretch that.
Replace the decking when you can and enjoy the deck with your family.

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Old 03-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #19
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I stained a similiar deck 2x over 7 years
It looked fine, & by using stain I didn't have any peeling
It took maybe an hour or two to sand & stain
Sanding made it look better, not worse


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