Yeah, but my deck is 8' off the ground and getting the wheelbarrow of
concrete up the steps is a bitch.
The framing is PT and is in perfect condition after 25 years. I have
a concrete patio under the deck too. The 4 x 4 deck supports are in
metal brackets on the concrete.
The deck was built first and yes, there were 4' deep Sonotubes for the
supports. I've since added a 4" slab over top and put the supports
back where they were, just adjusted to fit. Been that way for the
past 10 years now.
"bob haller" wrote:
buy from a major long term manufacturer...........
honestly i DONT LIKE WOOD for long term outdoor use.....
concrete doesnt cost that much more and lasts far longer.......
Appreciate all the varied responses -- a surprising lack of consensus!! But
all good perspective on the problem.
If I can ascertain if stain might make a good primer for paint, I'll try
that. Altho, perhaps a good way to go would be to just find a suitable
stain, spray that on, see how it holds up, and then try painting in a year
or two if the stain fades, doesn't hold up, etc..
Someone mentioned painting at 50+ F. Does that apply to stain, as well??
If so, I'll have to sort of trade off drying time with temp, as fall is
alt.home.repair was trimmed from this piece of the thread, but since it was
the only ref, I though the ahr people could benefit from it.
=============> "Contrary to the belief of many consumer's and paint companies, it is
Good to know but I noticed that most suggested coverings that you
mentioned above are not opaque, as paint is. So I would surmise that
paint would not be a good coating for new PT wood.
I thought the ".... coated as soon as possible...." was interesting.
So basically I'm going to just give this a shot. My cobbled-up paint
sprayer will make this a whole lot easier, that is f'sure.
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