In the past I've used "Cuprinol", and it's time for a new gallon (small
deck), and I was wondering if any of you folks have a brand you think
really works well. This one is alright, but nothing to write home
about and I need to recoat every year. I see Home Depot is advertising
"Behr", and saying it is guaranteed for 5 years. I don't think it will
last that long, but if it holds up for two, it will cut my labor in
Thanks for your comments!
I would look seriously other than Sikkens. I had a new cedar deck
build last summer and used Sikkens SRD. It peeled over the winder and
also has allowed mildew to grow under it. I followed the prep
instructions to the letter. Sikkens rep states that one would have
to stain all SIX sides of each board to attempt to prevent my
Five years ago, I got tired of the crappy jobs done by various deck
treatment companies around here (MD) so I did it myself.
Since the vast majority of the work in treating a deck is prep, I
made damn certain I followed all that prep up with the best stain I
Did a _lot_ of research online and finally decided on Wolman's F&P
First coat lasted a full 3 years. Each of the last two years, I've
only given the deck a good scrubbing with Murphy's Wood Soap, let it dry
and then laid down a VERY LIGHT coat of Wolman's F&P, using a BRUSH and
not a roller. Lay it down too heavy and it won't be absorbed.
Looks beautiful and the prep for these subsequent coats is all of an
hour. No big deal.
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