My ex-husband built a large pergola over our patio with untreated (pine?) wood.
He was about to finish it and then we divorced. I got the house, so he refused
to help or share his plan. 2 years later, the wood is that gray color (I think
mildew?) and is splitting just a little at the edges. I see a couple boards have
black spots on them and I've sanded down into them and it's definitely rotten in
just those areas.
I was thinkig of using an outdoor mold & mildew solution to clear it off so I
can treat the wood with a weather proof sealer. I'll cut out the rotten parts
and use wood filler.
I'd like to stain it but don't know if paint would give better protection.
How would you do this from start to finish? I'm in a humid, sometimes rainy
climate (Nashville) so it's hard to find a few days in a row without rain to dry
it out. Thanks!
You've asked for help on a newsgroup called free.uk.diy.home.
The UK stands for United Kingdom.
Our weather may be damp, but this isn't like Nashville.
You'd be better off finding a local newsgroup - and accessing it in a
better way than through that website. Look up usenet on google. Usenet
is free and has no adverts, unlike that website you are using.
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