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Model # 253920

Store SKU #1001753743

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WeatherShield

2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #2 Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
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Product Overview

Pressure treated deck at sunset to show stairs and an outdoor living space.


Add Value To Your Property

Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.

Pressure treated deck overlooking a lake complete with pressure treated steps and Deckorail components


Building Code Approved

Pressure-treated decking is building code approved for use in decking in above-ground or ground contact applications.

Close up of the deck boards showing how to properly clean your deck


Extend The Life Of Your Deck

Your maintenance efforts will give you a pressure-treated project that looks bright and fresh for years to come!

A sunny day of a man using a powerwasher to clean his deck boards


Preventative Maintenance Plan

1. Depending on the location of your outdoor project with regard to direct sun exposure, foliage coverage, etc., it may be sufficient to clean/brighten and recoat every two years. 2. If you decide to wait two or more years to perform your next cleaning/brightening, you may want to use a power washer. Be sure that the cleaner/brightener you use contains a mildewcide.

Close up of the a generic paint can on deck boards


Choosing The Right Stain Or Paint

When determining the right stain and paint for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood's finish.

A close up of water beaded up on a deck board


Paint or Stain Tips

If you desire to paint or stain the treated wood project, it is important that the wood be dry enough to accept a coating. The best way to determine if the wood is sufficiently dry to paint or stain is to sprinkle droplets of water onto the wood. If the water droplets are absorbed, the wood is ready to be painted or stained. If the water droplets bead on the surface of the wood, it is too wet. You should wait a few days before attempting to paint and stain the wood.

Close up of a non color additive pressure treated deck board


No Color Additive

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Close up of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck board


Cedar-Tone

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Close up of a redwood-tone pressure treated deck board


Redwood-Tone

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Close up of a pressure-treated post with Deckorail solar and ball top post caps


Post Caps

Post caps add the finishing touch to your deck, porch, or fence project. What's more, they protect your post from nature's elements.

Close up of a pressure-treated double v and square edge posts


Deck Posts

Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.

Close up of a pressure-treated B2E baluster and square edge spindle


Balusters & Spindles

Treated balusters are used not only for safety and strength, but they also aid in creating a custom look to your railing project.

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This pressure treated Ground Contact lumber must be used for applications where treated lumber is difficult to maintain, repair or replace. Treated lumber is critical to the performance and safety of an entire system or construction such as deck joists, beams and ledger boards. An additional benefit of treated lumber is its defense against rot and insect infestation for its vast majority of applications. Southern yellow pine is responsibly manufactured, safe, and environmentally friendly when used as directed.Treated wood is typically still wet when it’s delivered to The Home Depot or job site. As it dries, you should expect slight changes in width and length. As lumber dries, it may split, cup and warp. This is more likely to occur to occur in lower-grade boards, where knots and uneven grains are already present. Each piece of lumber is unique and carries physical characteristics that may include the following: knots, warping, shrinkage, swelling and/or splitting.
  • Made of southern yellow pine
  • Ground Contact treated lumber can be used in both Above Ground and Ground Contact exterior applications
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six inches from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • #2 grade lumber has few defects, knots are well-spaced and do not exceed the size regulations.
  • Ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance for stable and long lasting performance
  • Hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended
  • Individual pieces of pressure treated lumber will reference Ground Contact on the end tag
  • WeatherShield includes water repellant in the treatment process
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Prime grade lumber is the perfect choice if appearance is the main concern with your lumber project
  • Prime grade lumber has fewer knots and an overall better appearance
  • Prime grade lumber can be used for deck boards, fence panels
  • Note: product may vary by store



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
Model #: 253920
Sku #: 1001753743
Internet #: 206967811

Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This pressure treated Ground Contact lumber must be used for applications where treated lumber is difficult to maintain, repair or replace. Treated lumber is critical to the performance and safety of an entire system or construction such as deck joists, beams and ledger boards. An additional benefit of treated lumber is its defense against rot and insect infestation for its vast majority of applications. Southern yellow pine is responsibly manufactured, safe, and environmentally friendly when used as directed.Treated wood is typically still wet when it’s delivered to The Home Depot or job site. As it dries, you should expect slight changes in width and length. As lumber dries, it may split, cup and warp. This is more likely to occur to occur in lower-grade boards, where knots and uneven grains are already present. Each piece of lumber is unique and carries physical characteristics that may include the following: knots, warping, shrinkage, swelling and/or splitting.

  • Made of southern yellow pine
  • Ground Contact treated lumber can be used in both Above Ground and Ground Contact exterior applications
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six inches from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • #2 grade lumber has few defects, knots are well-spaced and do not exceed the size regulations.
  • Ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance for stable and long lasting performance
  • Hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended
  • Individual pieces of pressure treated lumber will reference Ground Contact on the end tag
  • WeatherShield includes water repellant in the treatment process
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Prime grade lumber is the perfect choice if appearance is the main concern with your lumber project
  • Prime grade lumber has fewer knots and an overall better appearance
  • Prime grade lumber can be used for deck boards, fence panels
  • Note: product may vary by store



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
8
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Contact Type Allowed
Ground Contact
Fastener recommendation
hot dipped galvanized
Features
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
8
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Contact Type Allowed
Ground Contact
Fastener recommendation
hot dipped galvanized
Features
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers

In South Florida termites are a big problem. Can I use it for studs indoor walls?

In South Florida termites are a big problem. Can I use it for studs indoor walls?
Asked by: Melzar78
NO! The chemicals used to treat this can be harmful. This product should only be used for exterior applications. Consult your local building department for specifics on the building code for PT lumber.
Answered by: k4zmb
Date published: 2019-02-19

Can I used PTL for indoor structure walls?

Asked by: Melzar78
It would be OK for the very bottom board but not recommended for each app right like a wall stud. There would be an added cost as well as risk due to the chemicals to keep it resisting rot and bugs.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2018-08-08

Can I get a 2x4x8 ripped to 2x2 1/2 x8 at the store? That means lengthwise 2 1/2inches of a 8 foot 2x4.

Asked by: DIYIFUWIDR
Most likely not, for a couple reasons: 1) The panel saws they use for cutting wood for customers at Home Depot are really not designed for making rip cuts — they're not tall enough to accommodate an 8' board parallel to the saw blade, and even if they were, there's not really any sort of fence running parallel to the saw blade that would be able to safely stabilize the board for that sort of cut. 2) Every panel saw I've seen at the big box stores have a big sign on them warning NOT to cut pressure-treated lumber. I'm guessing this is because the wet sawdust can gunk up the blade and dust collection system. But you don't necessarily need a table saw to rip-cut a 2x4. Set up a couple of 2x4s next to each other (for added stability) on top of some sacrificial foam insulation or scrap wood (anything you don't mind cutting through), and clamp down some sort of a straight-edge as a guide for your circular saw. Cut slowly and carefully, making sure to keep the base of the circular saw pressed up tight against your straight-edge. It won't necessarily be as clean or as straight as what you could achieve with a table saw, but it'll get the job done! If you really need a perfectly straight cut, instead of using a simple straight-edge, you can build what they call a "door board" (Google it) really simply and cheaply to guide your circular saw. With a little care and practice it will give you excellent results, equal to what you could achieve with a table saw. I use a custom-made door board with my 5.5" Ryobi circular saw to tear down sheets of plywood that are too large for my table saw, and it gives me perfectly straight and square cuts every time.
Answered by: Spectre
Date published: 2019-04-15

Can it be painted?

Can it be painted?
Asked by: Russ
Yes, but let it dry a season before you give it a try.
Answered by: Mac
Date published: 2019-03-08
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Customer Reviews

2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #2 Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 282.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ;The wood was all knotted and edges were not finished. It was almost rough sawn sold as #2 prime... ;The wood was all knotted and edges were not finished. It was almost rough sawn sold as #2 prime. It was not. The wood is horrible!! I have spent $400 per week on treated wood, 20 2x4x8 10 2x6x 8 and 10 2x4x10' and 10 4x4x8' as well as 12 bags of concrete for 6 weeks now. Building a custom fence about 1000 ft. long. The quality of the treated wood at Home Depot sucks. I have spoken to two managers about it and all they can say is "that is what they send us." It takes me 2 1/2 hours to go through the stacks to find usable wood.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I made the mistake of ordering online and pickup at... I made the mistake of ordering online and pickup at the store. Most of the lumber in the order was of such poor quality that I will never do it again. Plus, the order wasn't ready despite a text saying it was. Bad experience.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We're just using these boards to border a walkway in... We're just using these boards to border a walkway in the garden. They're fine for something like that. After around twenty years or so, the old ones rotted out. :)
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These boards worked out nicely, in parallel, as foundation for... These boards worked out nicely, in parallel, as foundation for pavers in an outdoor structure I built in which a pole supporting bird feeders is located.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I paid the extra for premium lumber and several pieces... I paid the extra for premium lumber and several pieces were wavy and bowed. I will probably look elsewhere next time.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Alot of holes, knots and warping especially in your... Alot of holes, knots and warping especially in your 1x6 fencing boards and 4x4 boards very poor quality.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The lengths of the boards were not consistent. Some were 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch longer. The lengths of the boards were not consistent. Some were 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch longer.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too many knots. Too many warped pieces. No better grades to choose from. Too many knots. Too many warped pieces. No better grades to choose from.
Date published: 2019-07-02
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