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        I need to resurface my old (25+ years) treated deck. The deck boards are 2x6, and are structurally sound, but looking their age. I would like to try one of the new "resurfacing" products like Behr Deckover or Rust-Oleum Restore. I've looked at the displays at HD and have ruled out the Restore 10X as it is just too rough looking, so I'm comparing Deckover with Restore 4X. Anybody out there have experience with either or both products, and if so, what would you recommend? We live in NE Michigan, but don't plan to shovel snow off the deck during the winter months.
         
        Posts: 841 | Location: Rogers City, MI | Registered: Sep 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I'd rather sand it down and stain it with a penetrating oil stain than try for a one-hour fix myself.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5849 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Sanding and staining would be preferable, but isn't practical. Decking surface has too many cracks and is fastened with 3" ardox nails, so it has to be either a resurface or removal and replacement.
         
        Posts: 841 | Location: Rogers City, MI | Registered: Sep 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        the "new surface" products you are mulling are filled paints. if (when) they fail, you are going to have to sand anyway. if you don't deal with the sides and bottoms of the deck boards, they are going to vacuum up water and fail the paint layer. I'm grumbling over using a paint product on the Ham Cave steps, now that's a project all over again, sand and stain.

        thus, my opinion.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5849 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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