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.
A: MrsNast, This is a relatively "heavy" weight softwood that is pressure-treated.
A: No. Hard wood is dense deciduous species like oak, walnut, or hickory. Treated lumber is usually a coniferous species like Doug fir, hem fir, southern yellow pine...all soft woods.
A: Vlad, Yes this lumber is treated as UC4A.
A: It's ok if it's not warped or sagging and still solid to use it for your project
A: Read the data sheet for the solid stain. Use a moisture meter ( available through Home Depot) to determine if the the moisture level meets the requirements for the product. The moisture level for a solid stain will be higher than that of a true oil stain. Oil stain soaks into the wood protecting from the inside out and solid stain is film forming meaning it lies on top of the surface of the wood. I hope this helps answer your question.
A: Bizzy, Because we are unsure of how the product was stored prior to purchasing, we say 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.
A: Greene, This lumber is ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications.
A: I would highly recommend using 12’ 2x6’s and having posts every 6’. And using a 2x2 in center of each 6’ section to nail or screw (we use true spiral nails) each board to to keep them straight.
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|Nominal Product Length (ft.)||8 ft||8 ft||8 ft||16 ft|
|Features||Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,Water Resistant||Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,Water Resistant||Paintable,Stainable||Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable|
|Material||Southern Yellow Pine||Southern Yellow Pine||Wood||Southern Yellow Pine|
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