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Treating outside wooden stuff


It`s springtime and time to treat the benches,picnic table,and front porch steps. What is a good product to use? how about thompsons oil base?    I would appreciate any reply



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Would be interested too...I have a pressure treated deck to do soon...if this friggin snow ever melts

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Many years ago I used Thompson's ?Water Seal? (I think it was called?) on our deck here in the good old wet, humid and rainy Gulf Coast. I was very pleased with the easy application and the way it held up over the next few years. Seems like I did mine with a paint roller and then brushed in between the boards for coverage on the edges and sides.  A sprayer would probably be the "cat's meow"

Footnote: it was plain stained 2bys also and not treated, if that makes any difference???



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I used Thompson W/S on the patio beams and uprights , and had really good luck with it,, its been probably 6 + years since I did it and its still in really good condition. and it rains like a cow wee,weeing on a flat rock here, thumbsup.gif



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An FYI. If the wood has already grayed, LEAVE IT. The chemicals I tried were harsh, expensive, and didn't work. So I used a power washer. That removed the outermost layer of wood, exposing a pretty new color. It also made it close to the texture of rough sawn lumber.

The "Cedar color" wood protectant I used on the front deck looks like rust, not cedar. The clear on the back makes water bead up and stay there instead of soak in and go away. Not sure if that's better or not, but it is different.

Sorry, can't quote any names. Got it at Home Depot, but they have several brands. So, whichever is cheap......

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Thompson's works well and even the Home Depot Behr brand. I used Cabot high solids the last time that I did the deck. Let's say that there are better choices in my opinion as the color was nowhere close to the chip and it really didn't absorb into the wood - I think it was deck paint, regardless of what the label said rather then sealant and NOT inexpensive

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Dave W wrote:

Thompson's works well and even the Home Depot Behr brand. I used Cabot high solids the last time that I did the deck. Let's say that there are better choices in my opinion as the color was nowhere close to the chip and it really didn't absorb into the wood - I think it was deck paint, regardless of what the label said rather then sealant and NOT inexpensive


 I had the same problem with that Cabot stuff,, i used it on some out door furniture and it washed off the first rain we had,,, even covered it with clear sealer of the same brand, and that flaked off,,  ya get what ya pay for,,,

Behr works well



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