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Which stains do you recommend using? Which do you recommend staying away from? I'm looking for some professional insight, the HOA wants me to recommend a stain. I do professional work, so I want to offer a professional stain, something that is going to look well and last.

Any insight on stain/sealers.. I would appreciate that also.

 

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Danny,

I've had good results with ReadySeal. It looks good and soaks into the wood. You're actually "feeding" it to the wood. The other great thing about it is that you CAN'T mess it up with lap marks or runs or drips. Check them out at www.readyseal.com and see what you think. I used CWF-UV for years as well as Southern Tradition, but ReadySeal was the bomb!!

I've also hear Armstrong is good.

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+1 on the readyseal.

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I like Sikkens for Decks. Cedar I use Coastal New england cedar seal.  



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Ready Seal, very easy to apply

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Wow seems like Ready Seal takes the cake! Thanks for the input guys.. I will be doing some more reading. How about amount of coats? Did you find with readyseal you could do 1 coat or did you find you were always doing 2?

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Danny,

What I've found with ReadySeal is that you MUST strip ALL existing sealer from the deck to be resealed!! Once that is achieved, because you are in a way "feeding" the ReadySeal to the wood, the first time you treat a deck you will need to do two coats for maximum effect. (This is why you would really want to convice the customer to get on a maintenance program with you for the deck care.) Subsequent treatments will then only require a very light washing and a light touch-up coat. Maintenance is a breeze!!



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Mark Fermoyle wrote:

Danny,

What I've found with ReadySeal is that you MUST strip ALL existing sealer from the deck to be resealed!! Once that is achieved, because you are in a way "feeding" the ReadySeal to the wood, the first time you treat a deck you will need to do two coats for maximum effect. (This is why you would really want to convice the customer to get on a maintenance program with you for the deck care.) Subsequent treatments will then only require a very light washing and a light touch-up coat. Maintenance is a breeze!!


 Thanks Mark,

This sounds like a great plan, we are about to get 4 inches of snow, when I get the chance I will post some pictures of the decks. I watched a readyseal video. I was very impressed. 

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What kind of wood do most people build their decks out of up there in PA? In VA they mostly use PT Pine - the thing is, all of the samples ReadySeal shows are done on Cedar, so it's difficult to really know how they will look on PT Pine.

I got a piece of decking board, let it weather for a season in the back yard, washed it, and then made my own swatches out of it so that I could more accurately demonstrate color choices for my customers. (Back when I was still doing decks). This is important so that the customer won't be surprised when their PT pine looks way different than the cedar samples.

You may also want to find some OLD deck boards from a deck and make a separate set of samples so that you are correctly "armed" depending upon the age of the customer's deck.

Hope that's a help.

Mark

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