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Old 05-12-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Oil or latex sealer????


I wasn't sure where to post this question, but does anyone have any recommendations for using an oil-based sealer vs latex-based sealer on a deck? The wood is pressure treated. Thanks!!

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I take it your going with a stain? or just sealing to keep the colour the deck is now, or are you going with a transparent or solid colour before sealing?

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your not suppose to put anything on a pressure treated deck until it dries out for a while and i do mean a while.
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I'm in an area that's tough on decks
Most "sealers" won't hold up a season
I don't recommend them

I'd recommend a stain
Oil-based will hold up longer than latex
Latex will have to be redone every year, oil-based you can get three plus around here

If you want the wood to show, I'd choose a clear or lightly tinted stain
If you want a painted look, then go with a solid color stain

747 brings up a good point, that I think should be mentioned here
Many PT companies now claim that their PT wood can be stained/finished right away, as opposed to the traditional "wait a season" (three months) method, which has been the standard procedure

I've never had, seen, heard, of a problem when the wood has a chance to season a bit
I've had, heard, seen, plenty of problems when the PT that supposedly didn't have to season, and was stained right away

If it's new, I'd wait before staining
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Thanks so much! The deck is at least 5 months old!
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Originally Posted by rlrife
Thanks so much! The deck is at least 5 months old!
Oh....OK then....
You're well seasoned
Stain Away!

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