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Field Test: Elastomeric Coatings for PT Decking

After using SuperDeck Deck & Dock elastomeric coating to restore old pressure-treated wood decking, Vermont painting contractor Scott Burt reports on the results.

Removing Scratches From Composite Rails

Automotive polishing and rubbing compounds can be used to fix scuffed and scratched composite railings and post sleeves

Upgrading a Deck

Make an existing deck safer and stronger by improving the hardware and paying close attention to the connection details.


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  • Trex Named 'Greenest' Decking

    Trex has been named the "greenest" decking on the market by readers of Green Builder Media. It's the fifth year in a row the company, which...

  • NyloBoard Halts Production

    The Georgia-based company that manufactured decking from carpet scraps is throwing in the towel. NyloBoard president Doug Morse says...

  • Deck and Rail Markets Look Strong

    The decking and railing industry will be a $3 billion market by 2020, a 76% increase from 2015, according to a new industry forecast...

  • Home Depot Ups its Offer

    The Home Depot is reaching out to building pros with better credit and return policies, and an expanded delivery program. A new delivery...

  • Surprise for Dumping Deck Builder

    Neighborhood activists in Detroit calling themselves the "Motor City blight busters" scooped up debris left by a deck builder and dumped it...

  • TimberTech Launches New Collection

    TimberTech has a new line of decking called the "Tropical Collection" that features colors and textures modeled after reclaimed wood. The...


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In this issue: Deck Stain Endurance Test — Porch Column Retrofit — Photographing Your Work


In this Issue

  • The Great Stain Shoot-Out

    Twenty-two finishes were applied to six different types of wood decking - here's what we learned at the midpoint of our testing.

  • Accurate Ballpark Budgeting

    Get better estimates by using this practical calculator that is based on your actual costs, rather than simply bidding your jobs on a...

  • Better Deck Photos

    You don't have to hire a pro to get great photos of your best projects



  • Decks in South Africa

    Contributing editor Kim Katwijk traveled to South Africa last winter to see how decks are built there. He learned that the harsh climate...


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