Deck paint

If it's outside and you walk on it (or if you can't until you repair it)
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kevm14
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Deck paint

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I used Behr Deckover. Pricey stuff ($30-$35/gal, and I used 5 gallons and probably should have used 6). 1 gallon does 2 coats on like 74 sq ft on horizontal surfaces (quite thick). But I think it came out nice.

To prep I pressure washed and also used a Behr deck cleaner product with a stiff brush. Still, it was probably not clean by the time I painted it (bird crap, dirt, etc.). I did the best I could.

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kevm14
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Re: Deck paint

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I think this qualifies for Repair-It because the other alternative was really just getting a new deck.
You can pick from a variety of colors, and possibly even make your own. We thought this would work well on a weathered deck.
I used a high nap roller for most of it, plus a brush for the rest. Getting into all the nooks and crannies (and vertical surfaces along the bench) was the most tedious.

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Bob
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Re: Deck paint

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Looks like a big improvement! I did a similar project with my deck this spring and it was definitely worthwhile.
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Re: Deck paint

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So that Deckover did NOT hold up. It basically peels off. Seems like it didn't really adhere to the weathered wood. Then again maybe 5 years is all it's good for...but it was peeling years ago so, no, not happy.

I liked the PPG TImeless solid stain that I used on the deck at my new house so the plan is to strip and see if that stuff will last longer. But that was a general plan.

Turns out the tenants complained about the rear bench as being rotten and unsafe. Guess I have to address that. So I did that today.

I started by beating upwards with my mini sledge. Some of these boards had Deckmate screws that I had installed 5 years ago and many of them came out.
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First half of the new boards cut and screwed down. I had to get a little fancy by the corner post but I just measured and made my cuts. Finished it off with my reciprocating saw since circular saws don't cut straight up and down...
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This was a cool move. For the first half, I was able to just saw through the boards at the right length to meet with the middle support beam. But for the second half, they were laying on top of the first boards. So I scribed a line where I'd like the boards to be that would essentially just fall down right into place. I held everything in place with those same Irwin clamps. Amazingly, this worked first shot. This is the result.
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Basically I just bought 6 2x6 10 footers. Ripped up the old boards, cut the new ones, screwed them down. Probably took 3 hours plus cleanup time. It came out awesome. I took care to shim and stuff and used my favorite Deckmate screws so it's super solid. The only thing I might have done differently was space out the boards more. I forget what is recommended but the thing is, this deck is not going to last another 20 or even 10 years so it's hardly an issue.

I left the paint with my tenants who are going to paint. I kind of wanted to paint it but I just took them up on it.
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Re: Deck paint

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Forgot to upload the pictures my tenant texted me.
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