On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:13:43 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
One would think that this would be a FAQ at the Trex website. Have you
checked there? And if not, I'm sure an email or call would produce the
answer. That would seem to be a better idea than opinions here.
Oh, what the hell. I couldn't help myself. I just put "Can you paint trex
This depends on the paint or stain, but testing has shown the paints or sta
ins on Trex decking will last as long as or longer than paints or stains on
wood. Because Trex decking absorbs minimal moisture, the paint or stain wi
ll not experience checking or splitting.
PAINTING TECHNICAL BULLETIN Can standard Trex composite ...
Trex Company, Inc.
From the trex web site:
Can standard Trex composite decking and railing be painted?
Yes, you can paint or stain Trex decking or railing to achieve a
custom color, but it is not necessary for protection. Paints and
stains that adhere well to wood will work as well or better with
Trex products. Trex decking that has been faded can be painted or
stained at any time, even years after it has been installed.
However you should use paint or stain that is made for a walking
surface. Note Trex TranscendTM decking or railing and Trex Escapes®
cannot be painted or stained.
Personally, I find the idea of painting something that never needs
painting a really bad idea. Once painted, you need to continue
painting. The best way to clean a deck is with a power washer.
Once you paint it, you have to worry about the power washer removing
yes you can,
no you shouldn't.
| are there any products that will stick to a trex decking to change the
color of the deck?
It's basically plastic. It should take stain.
There's a good chance that it won't stick
very well. If you care about the looks that
much then why not remove it and put down
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