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Many years ago I built a walkway (PT wood of course) from my parking area to my cabin thru the woods. As the cabin is in the Adirondacks it has shown some aging from the extreme winters and gets pretty slick when it rains. I'm thinking of cleaning with a pressure washer but would like to treat it in some way to make it less of a slipping hazard when wet. Any suggestions? I did pickup (3) 5 gallon pails of Restore from habitat for 40 bucks but am reluctant to use that as I've read all of the horror stories about those products.
 

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Yeah-the stuff I have is the thinner version. My thinking is if it lasts this summer it will be good. I'm planning on replacing the planks next summer unless I can finally sell the place this year.
 

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Yeah-the stuff I have is the thinner version. My thinking is if it lasts this summer it will be good. I'm planning on replacing the planks next summer unless I can finally sell the place this year.
When I was young many of the war time houses still had out houses and they all had planks laying in the dirt to walk out there. And they all had some type of asphalt roofing to make it non slip. :biggrin2:
 

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I did the deck with the Restore product and it looks pretty good and the deck is no longer slippery and a sliver donor. The prep work was a bear-I scrubbed the deck with a good deck cleaner, power washed and sanded any really rough spots. Another power washing and after 2 days I applied the product. So far it has held up thru multiple rain storms with minimal touch ups. Kudos to the paint guy @ Lowes' for tinting all 3 5 gallon buckets for zero $$. It must have been OK as I finally sold the place and will leave the remaining buckets for the new owners. As is true in life if you read and understand the directions on a product or tool you most likely have a fighting chance of success.
 

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