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Old 05-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Best prep and material for staining deck posts?


Our deck is almost 10 years old. The wood is CCA treated lumber if that matters. I was thinking of pricing out wrapping material or having that done, but in strolling through the hood, I don't really like the appearance of it now that I'm paying attention. They're posts for a deck, they're necessary, there's no hiding them, so I think I'd rather have them blend into the landscape instead of wearing a black vinyl wrap dress.

So, back to just dealing with the posts as they are. They're in good condition but they do need to be cleaned. No damage anywhere, just accumulated yuck since I last cleaned them. Is power washing best? I do know how to do so without annihilating the wood, lol. Or is hand scrubbing and elbow grease the best bet? Chemicals for either power washing or scrubbing? Proper wait/dry time after the preferred method?

I know interior residential painting and staining, but any exterior anything I've done was only to the extent of painting iron railings, a lamp post, etc. No exterior wood experience to speak of. I'd really rather not use anything acrylic or similar. Oil makes much more sense even not knowing jack about this project.

Which stain product will give me the best results? Longevity would be lovely, but I'm fine with having to periodically maintain when the appearance is well worth it. I won't be shopping at HD or the like, no worries. ;-)

I look at this photo now and besides the fireworks boxes my boys apparently stuffed under the stairs (this is why we can't have nice things!), and a tag still on the shrub there (wtf?), the grubby posts really stick out to me as an eyesore. This is roughly half the deck. The landing you see on the stairs is the halfway point.

Thank you all for your time and any help you might offer. :-)


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I am with you, oil is best. I am not sure what is available in your area but Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore is where I would go or if anyone carries it Sikkens makes some great oil semi-transparent stains.

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I am with you, oil is best. I am not sure what is available in your area but Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore is where I would go or if anyone carries it Sikkens makes some great oil semi-transparent stains.
All 3 are available and close by, lucky me! I use BM paint 95% of the time and that store sells Sikkens, too. I probably can't go wrong with the right product from any of them as long as I prep properly, I hope.

After looking around a little, I'm pretty sure I don't want a solid stain. Semi-transparent sounds good for what I'm wanting the posts to look like, I think.

Thank you! I'll definitely explore the BM, Sikkens and SW options this week.
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Your garden is beautiful. I would not recommend using chemicals as this could damage your wonderful flowers. In terms of stains, use Storm System. They have the best products on the market.
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