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Old 05-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #61
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If you have many of those large fractures and splits like I see in your sanded post? And just what you need is more work? I would think about filling them with a quality exterior caulk and sanding the excess before proceeding here. Especially since you are putting a solid color over all. Make sure the caulk is paintable.

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I was going to ask about that. I was going to ask if I could use wood filler. So you think caulk instead?
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I was going to ask about that. I was going to ask if I could use wood filler. So you think caulk instead?
Either. Or you could use Abatron's epoxy putty or something similar. Same concept.

Caulk, if you buy a real and decent gun, and chase the flow from the tube with a drywall knife would probably be faster? And you are solid staining over it anyhow?

Again, make sure you buy external, PAINTABLE caulk (or whatever product) or you will be sorry. Some silicone in it is alright but pure silicone is for certain parts of female anatomy if they are not happy with themselves and even then you hear too many stories of having to carve it out. Pure silicone=evil. I still argue it is a sealant and not a caulk or filler and should not be marketed as such.
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Either. Or you could use Abatron's epoxy putty or something similar. Same concept.

Caulk, if you buy a real and decent gun, and chase the flow from the tube with a drywall knife would probably be faster? And you are solid staining over it anyhow?

Again, make sure you buy external, PAINTABLE caulk (or whatever product) or you will be sorry. Some silicone in it is alright but pure silicone is for certain parts of female anatomy if they are not happy with themselves and even then you hear too many stories of having to carve it out. Pure silicone=evil. I still argue it is a sealant and not a caulk or filler and should not be marketed as such.

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Haha, I caught myself saying the same thing today
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Pure silicone=evil. I still argue it is a sealant and not a caulk or filler and should not be marketed as such.
Do you not like silicone even for bathrooms and showers? Or do you consider that a sealer application.
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I haven't read the responses here, but I have had excellent results PRIMING the wood first and then using Cabot acrylic solid stain. Can be tinted to any color. Wood has got to be 100% dry and clean before both steps!
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Well we are almost done. I ran out of wood filler. 32oz. yikes. I am going to buy another tub. Once that is done then we will have to sand that down. We knocked down most of the raised wood fibers with sanding yesterday. Just a little left. phew, we are almost there!!!!

Question about the woodscapes... Is it okay to spray it on and then backbrush? or should I just brush or roll it on?
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You can spray it on and backbrush with no problems. But you will get better coverage with a nice nap min-roller and brush for the railings. And by the time you mask off everything you do not want to spray? And factor in the waste spraying open railings? And you deal with your nasty neighbor suing you for overspray on his car? I am not sure where you would save either time or money.
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Is it okay to spray it on and then backbrush?
Technically, that's a great way to apply for your deck. Not so good for waste, and everything surrounding your deck. Application time is very fast. Cleanup time is very slow. Tradeoffs.
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Hmmm, I think I will skip the sprayer.
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Well we are almost done. I ran out of wood filler. 32oz. yikes. I am going to buy another tub. Once that is done then we will have to sand that down. We knocked down most of the raised wood fibers with sanding yesterday. Just a little left. phew, we are almost there!!!!

Question about the woodscapes... Is it okay to spray it on and then backbrush? or should I just brush or roll it on?
I spray pickets all the time. The trick ( one trick anyway) is to use a big price of card board to catch overspray. And to use a small tip. You can actually get more paint/stain on this way than just rolling.
I'm not sure it's something that a HO would find doable right away. I'm training my apprentice on spraying pickets next week.( fingers crossed) I think she will pick it up quick.
Here is a pic in action. This is a one coat solid stain job. I always back roll. These type of pickets are very hard to do without spraying. Takes at least twice as long.
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Oh wow, that is a good idea. Do you do it by yourself?
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Yes, I use a couple nails tacked in just barely to hold the cardboard in place. Or fold it over the top and lay a rock or board on it. Do one side, switch cardboard do other side.
I learned it as an apprentice. Think its a fairly common technique, used to spray lattice too.
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Well okay then, maybe I will consider the sprayer. What size tip for the woodscapes?

Roller or pad for back brushing?

Realistically, how far does the over spray reach? I looked at some videos and they have cars parked right next to where they are spraying. They were also using the card board method.

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