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Old 09-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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HI -
Need to have our deck painted. The painter is telling us that since the deck wood (pressure treated) has been sitting around for about 6 months that we need to have it pressure washed to remove all the grey (old) wood or it will peel in a year...
Never knew this. Is he full of it???
Also..one or two coats?
He recommends two with a semi-solid paint to last a lot longer and BenMoore paint.

Professional advice needed!!!

Thanks in advance!

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Plenty of info available on here. Use the search function and you will find 7 or 8 current topics on this very subject.

It definitely needs cleaned before being stained..........DO NOT PAINT IT. Pressure washing tends to damage wood decks although in the right hands it can be done properly. That GRAY color is actually mildew, dirt, mold, etc. and your painter is right.......you can't just throw stain over top of dirt. Once cleaned allow it to dry for several days. Then you can apply a quality semi-transparent stain. DO NOT PAINT YOUR DECK!

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Thanks for the speedy reply and the info.
Much needed and just in time to schedule him for the job!
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HI -
Need to have our deck painted. The painter is telling us that since the deck wood (pressure treated) has been sitting around for about 6 months that we need to have it pressure washed to remove all the grey (old) wood or it will peel in a year...
Never knew this. Is he full of it???
Also..one or two coats?
He recommends two with a semi-solid paint to last a lot longer and BenMoore paint.

Professional advice needed!!!

Thanks in advance!

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No such thing as semi solid paint.
He must have been talking about stain instead.
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yes sorry that's what i meant.
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I suspect he is recommending a semi-solid stain to blend in any discoloration? The closer you can get to a semi-transparent stain that would do the same thing the better though. The more solid the stain the more pigment is going to stay on the surface and the faster it could wear.

It is hard to tell what your deck looks like but take a look at some semi-transparent color charts?


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