Extra Steps Needed to Prevent Rot and Corrosion
While not required by code, deck framing and metal hardware that is primed and painted prior to installation will be better protected from rot and corrosion
Never Use Bleach Before Recoating Wood
A reader reports that using bleach to clean wood can cause a subsequent stain job to fail.
Deck Stain Performance
For those that refurbish decks for a living, ease of re-coating aged wood is an important consideration.
Field Test: Elastomeric Coatings for PT Decking
After using SuperDeck Deck & Dock elastomeric coating to restore old...
Removing Scratches From Composite Rails
Automotive polishing and rubbing compounds can be used to fix scuffed and...
Ipe Question and Answer Session
Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar of Prep to Finish tackle questions about ipe, captured...
The Great Stain Shoot-Out
Twenty-two finishes were applied to six different types of wood decking - here's...
Fast Method for Aging Copper
You can take the shine off copper pipes and panels by soaking them in sawdust...
Finishing Touch for an Ipe Deck
Finishing expert Scott Burt coaches a Massachusetts deck builder through the proper steps for applying oil finish to a high-end ipe deck.
Pavers for Rooftop Decks
Azek's composite pavers stand up to ground contact, but are light enough to use on...