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Old 05-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #106
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Wow, well the person selling us the Trex has reneged on the deal. So now I'm left scratching my head...

UGHHHHHHH, I JUST WANT TO EFFING SCREAM!!!!!!!


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Old 05-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #107
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Bummer.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #108
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Maybe Memorial Day Sales will help some? Have you priced Trex through a real building supplier or online?
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #109
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Yeah, they were about $75.00 a board. We were getting for $23.00 a board. We cannot go any higher than that.
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Well it looks like we may be staining the decking now...ugh.

What should I expect out of the woodscapes for the decking?
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I am not wild about the idea of putting a solid stain on a horizontal surface but others think with proper prep you will get the mileage out of it you would from a semi-solid or semi-transparent. As mentioned in other posts, you can get decent looking outdoor area rugs that would provide some protection from excess foot traffic. You do have the water and chemicals from the pool to contend with.

Seems like you may not have an option. Again, I don't think you will find a better product than Acrylic Woodscapes to try for this. I would not spray it on the deck though.

You might look at composite bamboo decking but I doubt it will come in at the price you were counting on. Beautiful stuff though. On sale for $2.69 or so a linear foot.

And by the way, you had a price per board of $75? What is a board? You don't mean a board foot do you?

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #112
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Yeah, it sucks because now all I can do is clean it well. I can't strip it due to risking the railing.

I would either brush or roll it.

That was for a 20 ft board.
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I specified a bamboo composite deck for a client in a caramel color some years ago. It is holding up really well. It was from a different company but calibamboo is fairly reputable.

http://www.calibamboo.com/bamboodecking.html

You might start a new thread in the construction section to see if someone knows of some online decking sources. You certainly owe nothing to your box stores. They give nothing back to your community.

I know they are really hard to find these days but you should have captured a fat lady and made sure she could sing earlier on?

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Interesting...I just don't like the colors
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Don't even think about Behr or you will be sorry!

"- Behr Premium Deck Stain gets our lowest score to date of all deck stains tested. The initial appearance, application and peeling makes Behr Decking Stain a poor choice for any exterior wood restoration project.


Buyer Beware!"

http://www.deckstainhelp.com/behr-deck-stain-review/

Did a little deeper search for composite decking (not just bamboo) and found sales for materials at $1.79lf if that helps. That would be $36 or so for $20 feet?

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No, not doing behr. I already had woodscapes stain tinted to match the Trex and all of the facia boards are stained in the new color. Worst case scenario we would continue the facia color up to the decking.

I will see what I can find in other composites.

I just don't think we are going to find anything close to what we were going to pay. 20 ft board at $23.00 ($1.15 ft) It looks like everything is double that. Which will not work for us.

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Just go with your tinted Wodscapes for the whole deck. Don't spray it, just roll it on. I think you will be more then happy with it.


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Well the guy called me and the Trex is now in my garage. Woohoo.
Going on vacation, hopefully able to start this in a few weeks.
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Good for you. Send us some finished pics
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I sure will!

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