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    Deck preservative/coating recommendations

    I have a deck next to the pool that has always been stained with TWP wood preservative. The horizontal areas in direct sun always fade badly and need re-staining every year or two at the most, while the verticals pretty much hold their color.
    Looking for recommendations for a coating that would be more permanent, if there is such a thing. I HATE painting and re-staining, so looking to minimize upkeep!

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    Re: Deck preservative/coating recommendations

    I hear ya! It is a royal pain to power-wash, scrub, prep, and re-stain decking. Recently I tried one of those Behr exterior decking paints as opposed to just regular tinted stain. You can chose just about any color, and they have different levels of protection (i.e. 10 yr, 20 yr). It just seems a little thicker which I like. I just did it a little over a year ago. It's in full sun and I have 6 hyperactive dogs. So far it's holding-up pretty well.
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    Re: Deck preservative/coating recommendations

    Yeah, I have been looking at that stuff as well. Thanks for the feedback!
    24' round, above-ground Doughboy, Mistique 52" side-wall pool w/ bowl shaped bottom. (approx 15,200 gallons). Installed in 2007.
    #200 Sand Dollar Filter. All new sand in 2014.
    1.5 HP Dynamo pump. New impeller and shaft seal in 2015.
    New liner installed in 2015.

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    Re: Deck preservative/coating recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    I hear ya! It is a royal pain to power-wash, scrub, prep, and re-stain decking. Recently I tried one of those Behr exterior decking paints as opposed to just regular tinted stain. You can chose just about any color, and they have different levels of protection (i.e. 10 yr, 20 yr). It just seems a little thicker which I like. I just did it a little over a year ago. It's in full sun and I have 6 hyperactive dogs. So far it's holding-up pretty well.
    My neighbor just sanded his deck and re-did it with the same product. It looks amazing. Filled in every void in the wood and made it look brand new. His deck surrounds his pool, the best part of it is that it's almost an anti slip coating too.
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    Re: Deck preservative/coating recommendations

    We did this with the Olympic brand from lowes on our front porch. It looked awesome for about 3 months.....now its flaking and chipping everywhere.
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