The deck on our house is starting to throw a lot of splinters. It was built
a year ago (last summer), and the contractor said to let it "age" until this
summer before I stain/seal it. He said the PT lumber needed that long to
fully dry so the finish would stick.
Well, I'm getting ready to seal it, and its got a lot of splinters on it.
Most of them aren't a big deal, but the railings are pretty bad. I'm
guessing that the constant rubbing from people going up and down the stairs
has worn them a bit.
My question is, whats the best way to fix it? Should I just sand the
railings (the only place that has actually given people splinters), or
should I try to find some way to sand the whole thing (its 16x 20 or so)? If
I sand it, should I worry about the sanding duest (its the greenish PT