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Old 04-29-2013, 04:03 AM   #31
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It is the camera digitizing telephoto properties is my guess. I did not notice it until Joe spotted it. Check out the siding on the end of the house next door to the one directly in back!

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Haha, that's weird. The picture on my phone isn't like that. Not sure what happened.

On a good note...we received a coupon in the mail this weekend for 30% off of woodscapes stain. Yay!

Although, we are beat from stripping yesterday. It really sucks!!! We have 1/3 left of the pool deck and we will be done with it. woohoo!
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Well the pool deck is stripped and neutralized. We tried stripping a small test area on the deck near the house. Didn't remove it. It turns out that the stain we used is a solid acrylic stain. I contacted SW and they said to clean it with a mild soap and sand to scuff. The woodscapes should stain right over the to of it. I guess we are going to test a small area to see if it works. I really don't want to have to strip it also. If we do have to strip it, SW said to use a latex paint stripper.

Grrr, a have a ahole of a (kiddie corner) neighbor...last night I was out working in my flower bed and this guy yells over to a neighbor two houses down from us that was staining his deck...He proceeds to tell him how nice his deck is looking with the new stain and then points over to our house and says...better than our neighbor over here that has their deck three different colors.

Wow! Really! What a jerk!
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Even with Woodscapes, I would be hesitant to use a solid stain on a deck surface unless it is the only way.
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Okay I am confused. You were the one who recommended Woodscapes. Are you saying to do something different now?
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Just to recap...decking is being replaced with Trex. Railings are staying wood and we would like them white. What is the best product for the railings?

The pool deck railings are stripped to the wood. The house deck railings have a solid acrylic stain.

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I thought you were using synthetic decking but I read your latest post to read you were stripping the deck and were told you could put Woodscapes over it. I thought you had changed your mind and meant the horizontal decking. Sorry. I don't think any solid stain products hold up very well if to be walked on, etc.

"Well the pool deck is stripped and neutralized. We tried stripping a small test area on the deck near the house. Didn't remove it. It turns out that the stain we used is a solid acrylic stain. I contacted SW and they said to clean it with a mild soap and sand to scuff. The woodscapes should stain right over the to of it. I guess we are going to test a small area to see if it works. I really don't want to have to strip it also. If we do have to strip it, SW said to use a latex paint stripper."

Woodscapes (acrylic), if a solid stain is what you want for railings and all the non-horizontal deck surfaces, would still be my first choice recommendation. It should go over new or prepped painted surfaces nicely. Again I would use something other than a pure "white white" as it may look dingy up against the trex decking. You can get factory colors of Woodscapes or tint it like paint.

Your neighbor sounds like a piece of work!

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Awesome thank you! Woodscapes it is! I think I am going to sand the deck that has the solid acrylic stain. I might not be able to get all of it but a majority.

Should I use a medium grit and then a fine grit?

Yeah he is a piece of work!

Oh yeah, I think the only white I saw was called Navajo white SW 3005

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I have a question about a pergola. Should I start another thread in woodworking?
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Something like 80 grit should be alright for exterior railings and things. If you are careful you could go 60 to cut through the stain film a little faster but you risk gouging soft surfaces so that you would have to go over it with 80 anyhow.

Navajo white is almost a warm yellow beige. Sure it is what you want? What color is the trex going to be?

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80 grit. Got it.

hmm, I have only seen the color on my computer screen. Not sure what it looks like in person.

We are going with spiced rum decking.
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80 grit. Got it.

hmm, I have only seen the color on my computer screen. Not sure what it looks like in person.

We are going with spiced rum decking.
I have a nice, color corrected monitor set to the standard viewing temp for color of 6500K. Even I have trouble judging whites and off whites online so hold off your selection until you get to the store. Navajo White may be fine. Perhaps they do not have the tint bases for other brighter whites in the stain. I don't know. Navajo White is a fairly common factory white in just about all paint company lines.
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Sounds great, I will take a piece of the decking with me. We well see what options they have.

Any knowledge on pergolas?
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Sounds great, I will take a piece of the decking with me. We well see what options they have.

Any knowledge on pergolas?
Staining/finishing them? Or are you planning to add one or more? You might start a new thread in the landscaping section if looking for help on design and construction. I have certainly designed and built a few more than most and other structures. There are some nice, ready to assemble pergola and gazebo kits out there too. Of course you can buy plans too so you don't have to start from scratch.

I specified one from this company a few years ago for a client. Looks great. There are certainly other companies too.

http://www.gazebocreations.com/spl/s...FcU7MgodqGQAQg

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We would like to add one. Haven't decided on what kind or: pvc/vinyl or wood. I think it would be cheaper to build one from scratch versus kit. The one at Menards was $2,000.00. Yikes.

I think my main question would be how to attach it. It has to be self-standing. But do we pour footings or attach it to the joists?

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