12:21PM | 11/09/02
Member Since: 06/21/02
5 lifetime posts
Just finished a new deck(14'x32'). Beams, Joist and posts all PT. Would it be a good idea to use a water repelent on the PT or would it be a waste of money?

Thanks for your help..Bob..


05:04AM | 11/11/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Everyone says water repellent is good (and that some are better than others). I've read a variety of statements as to when you should do it. Some say a few weeks after it's built, some say wait 6 months. One thing I believe is that it's a good idea to do the exposed ENDS of the boards soon. This prevents the ends from drying much faster than the rest of the board and then cracking.
Here's a site for some good info:

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited November 11, 2002).]



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