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Sand and Treat Deck Railing?

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OK. I'm back for my second novice inquiry. We've got a nice deck out back but the fellow who own ed the house before us never finished the railing/spindles, etc. I am guessing that it needs a good sanding and then....what?

Can someone give me a little guidance here? After I get it sanded, is there a treatment I can put on it to salvage it? I can't afford the time or money to redo the entire thing and I don't think I need to. I just want it to stop deteriorating, and I want to save someone from a handful of splinters.

I am hoping that is a spray on something that will do the trick? What's the best thing for me to use and the best way (easiest) way to apply it?


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Not painted, just wood. Hardly treated I'm guessing. Great shape otherwise, structurally sound. Just needs a good sanding on parts. Actually now that I look closer the spindles are pretty good. So, I just need to know what to do after I sand it. What I treat it with and what the easiest way to apply the treatment would be. Looking for simple but effective enough.

Thanks! Heading to the hardware store. Try to check in from the road.

Anyone have any thoughts? Hoping to avoid having to search for someone at my local big box for hours and then just hoping that their advice is legit.
Awesome! Thanks all! No worries ahrens.

A couple more silly questions:

1) I the stain and sealer one product or two?

2) How are they applied? Brush? Spray? What?

3) Is a hose down and brush scrub good enough for cleaning or do I have to get a power washer or something?

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OK. Sounds great! I don't want to spend much money on this, so some 2-n-1 and a brush will be fine.

Thanks again!
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