Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.
Pressure-treated decking is building code approved for use in decking in above-ground or ground contact applications.
Your maintenance efforts will give you a pressure-treated project that looks bright and fresh for years to come!
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.
When determining the right stain and paint for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood's finish.
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.
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Post caps add the finishing touch to your deck, porch, or fence project. What's more, they protect your post from nature's elements.
Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.
Treated balusters are used not only for safety and strength, but they also aid in creating a custom look to your railing project.
Pat, The demand for lumber is still high now, so much of the wood arriving from the treating facilities is very wet. You might need to wait a good length of time for it to be dry enough. It will depend on where you are drying the wood (in a pole barn or other barn, or outside under a tarp on the ground), the humidity level in your environment (in the arid Southwest or a near a large body of water), and the temperature in your area (a frigid 19 degrees like in the Midwest or balmy like southern Florida). Do the splash test to determine when it's ready - drizzle a bit of water onto a piece laying horizontally, then wait 10 minutes to see if the water is absorbed. If it has been, the wood is dry and ready for staining. If the water beads, it's still too wet.
Use this for landscaping or building projects where the lumber is in direct contact with the ground. I assume it has a greater concentration of "salt" to deter rot and insect damaged for a longer period of time (not forever just a lot longer) I like it for landscaping in wet/damp areasl
Do an in-store pickup order then call the store when you arrive to have them bring it out
Yes and yes
some say wait 4 days. Some say wait 4 weeks. best way to know if it's ready to stain is to Do Water test: Pour clean water on a wooden piece that is expected to dry. If the water absorbs instantly, wood is ready to paint. It means pores in the wood are ready to adhere to paint layers. If water beads up, wait for a few more days then repeat the same test to check if it’s dry or not.
Yes. I used these to line my basement cement block walls. Any wood contacting concrete or cement block walls in a basement requires pressure treated wood to meet code requirements in my area.
Yes, but let it dry a season before you give it a try.