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Old 05-29-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Decking Screws - Color?


I got green decking screws (Phillips Square Drive II) from Lowes and they only had green. If I stain the deck with a semi transparent reddish color, will the screws look odd?

If so what is the best color to use with Pressure Treated decking?

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Go to a building supply house and look for these, and see if they are colored to match the way you plan on staining:

http://www.splitstop.com/

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How did I know you would be the 1st to reply?? Thanks!

Another quick ?. I got my joists from HD and decking from Lowes. I noticed that the 2x6 PT decking was much more greener that the 2x8 PT joists. Any ideas?
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I got green decking screws (Phillips Square Drive II) from Lowes and they only had green. If I stain the deck with a semi transparent reddish color, will the screws look odd?

If so what is the best color to use with Pressure Treated decking?
Red and green? Sounds like Christmas.

Get the hot dipped or stainless steel screws.
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Your ACQ decking will lose the bulk of its green color in a couple years. I'd opt for tan screws because they'll match once that happens.
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How did I know you would be the 1st to reply?? Thanks!

Another quick ?. I got my joists from HD and decking from Lowes. I noticed that the 2x6 PT decking was much more greener that the 2x8 PT joists. Any ideas?
They must be different manufactures, or could be different wood species?
One may also be drier than the other.

Bottom line: I have ordered wood from different suppliers that look different as yours do. The difference is usually about the wood being drier than the other. Once they season, they should dry to the same color.

If you plan on staining the deck the color that you said, do not use the green screws.

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