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.
Yes you can
It certainly can, Dewey. To determine that the wood is ready to accept/hold paint or stain --after it has been given a proper drying of several weeks to several months--splash a bit of water on a board that is resting horizontally, and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. If the water has absorbed fully, your lumber is ready; if it doesn't take in the water, it's still wet and needs further drying.
They were when I picked some up
yes, but there usually is a charge.
answer to your question no
Yes, this is pine.
Yes it can be painted as long as it is dry.
Yes, it does NOT contain arsenic like the old pressure treated lumber used to.