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Old 04-28-2007, 01:08 AM   #11
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Thanks, almost everything I have read about stains say you can't use garden style pump sprayers, I think they are referring to Wagner spray painter things. I will double check though.

I know Thompson's sells tinted sealer, I was going to get the red that matches the prior stain on the deck.

But after reading a bit, I think I will probably go with a stain. Olympic's website convinced me I guess.

Thanks everyone for the help.

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Old 04-28-2007, 01:51 AM   #12
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Cabot Decking Stain 1480
$29 opaque, A
81.
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Cabot Solid Color 1880
30 opaque, L
67.
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Consumer Reports likes the two cabot stains above as their #1 and #2 picks. Hope that helps.

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Old 04-28-2007, 02:50 AM   #13
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After careful consideration and your helpful posts, I think am definitely going with a stain. I will apply with the sprayer (pump action one) and then 'back brush (or roll)' to assure even coverage. I will probably get the Cabot, this is what the previous owners used.

Do you that stain do anything other than clean before staining? Like stripping or brightening? I think since I am going to use the same color this won't be needed.

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Old 04-29-2007, 06:04 AM   #14
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could always rent a power sprayer from your local home depot.. that is what i used to do before i got my spray gun for the compressor. works pretty well.. can also rent pressure washers from them too.. a few bux and a half day and you could have the deck all done and ready to go for prime grilling season.

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Old 04-29-2007, 06:34 AM   #15
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I use Sun frog sealer..it's spendy as hell but it'll last close to two years between applications. I did my brand new deck last year and the color was magnificent and the water beaded up and rolled right off.

http://www.sunfrog.com/products/woodsealer.html

As far as thompson's, I had a few people tell me to stay away from it too
although I can't really say why. maybe quality issues or something.

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I use the warm oxyclean water left over from brewing.

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I use Sun frog sealer..it's spendy as hell but it'll last close to two years between applications. I did my brand new deck last year and the color was magnificent and the water beaded up and rolled right off.

http://www.sunfrog.com/products/woodsealer.html
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It really that expensive, I think Cabot stain is more. Reading the description, they look to be about the same in what they do.

I spent a good part of yesterday cleaning, using 'deck wash' and the hose. Looks a lot better, but I can tell it needs a coat of stain.

I debating whether I need to do anything else before adding the stain, some parts are clean but there are some spots that still have stains. Might have to go to Home Depot to see what else they have to offer.

Then, I have to find a 4-5 days stretch with no rain, this might be the hardest part. . .
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