OK, i used Behr deck protectant/cedar stain on my cedar deck here in the
Pacific NW. It only lasted two years and now it's peeling slowly off.
So now what? Sand it all off? Strip it? What the hell is the BEST
protection for my deck?
"Let's go out there and put a pocket on this thing."
It only lasted two years and now it's peeling slowly off.
You might try jetting it off with a pressure sprayer, such as the cheap
models Home Depot sells, since it is already loose. Be careful not to get
the jet nozzle to close to the deck, or it will channel into it.
The stain may not have been the problem. It could be the deck was not
completely dry and finish-free (must be raw wood as base, for stains) when
painted, or the wood had a high sap content. Also, Cedar may be an issue, I
don't knoe. Consumer reports rated Cabots pigmented stain highly, and it
has been 3 yrs since I applied it on redwood decking, and it will need
redoing later this year, but 3 years is about all I can expect here on the
Pacific coast near San Francisco. Nevertheless, it does not peel, it just
wears thin. CU says in general, the pigmented stains last much longer than
the clear protectants and translucent stains, regardless of brand, and I
have found that to be true.
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