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cwtaylor

02:55PM | 06/24/08
Member Since: 05/18/08
8 lifetime posts
As of right now I am very happy about staining it. There are no signs of mildew, just a bunch of birds crapping on it! I used a Sherwin Williams stain.

boxxman

08:12AM | 06/25/08
Member Since: 06/17/07
5 lifetime posts
That's very encouraging. Do you remember when you applied the stain (how many weeks ago)? The specific Sherwin Williams type of stain? Thanks for the information. I hope it continues to hold up (could be a solution for all of us). Don

cwtaylor

08:34AM | 06/25/08
Member Since: 05/18/08
8 lifetime posts
Don,

I stained my deck and the weekend of May 17th. I used Sherwin Williams (Woodscapes or Deckscapes) can't remember which one. It is the kind that is for Composite decks only.

What I did was, cleaned my deck with Corte clean and Behr multipurpose cleaner (contains bleach). Both chemicals are both recommended to use by correct deck.

I also went to correctdecks page and ordered a sample (Care kit) of same color my deck was. (Mahogany) it was like $7.50 Here is a link.

http://www.correctbpstore.com/servlet/the-Deck-Accesories-cln-Care-%26-Upkeep/Categories

Take sample and have Sherwin Williams matched the stain as close as they can. You can either look at your deck that is moldy and dirty or wait months or years for the lawyers to do something. Or just stain it and be happy. It is already ruined anyway. Just take a lot of pics before and after!

Hope all this helps

Courtney

MASER1

04:33AM | 07/31/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
I live in Maine,1 block back from the ocean. Lavallee Lumber, which is one mile away, sold me the decking. The saleswoman who worked there agreed with me about the mold. She told me that she uses straight clorox; it does work. I apply with a garden sprayer, wait 10 minutes and then hose it down. Of course the deck looks fine for a couple of wks until it is foggy or rainy here. I also cut down 3 trees near my house and that seems to help. The deck gets full sun.

I filed a complaint w BBB and lost. Kelly from Correctdeck informed the BBB that he had shipped me all kinds of stuff. The BBB fell for it. Yes, I got tons of FREE stuff but the mold remained. There was just an article in the local newspaper, York Cty Coast Star, about new correct decking. I should have written a letter to the editor, warning my fellow Mainers! On the BBB website, there is info re only about 15 or less people filing complaints. I find this hard to believe. Does it cost anything to join the lawsuit? I certainly don't want to spend any more money on this!

mojobradley

08:23AM | 08/01/08
Member Since: 03/21/07
63 lifetime posts
There was also an article in the magazine Down East about the owner of Correct Deck(local boy makes good) and I want to write the magazine a letter about how local boy cheats the customers, he's nothing to brag about. It was either April, May or June issue. It would be a good embarrassment for him if they got many letters explaining what his company is about. I doubt he would appreciate this state magazine having to print these letters. This might get more personal attention than anything else so far. Kelly also said how many products they had sent me and like you none of them worked for more than a few days. I recently had a contractor clean my deck and paint it with a special coating made for these carefree decks. Why do they need to make a new paint for decks that are not supposed to need this kind of treatment?

MASER1

03:43AM | 08/02/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
I was going to write a letter to the Editor of the York County Coast Star (in Maine), but on reading further, it says they will not publish LIBEL.

Wonder if they would consider this libel? Another ya de dah article on the good ol' local boys.

MASER1

03:54AM | 08/02/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
Correct Building Products

Location: Biddeford.

What they do: Manufacturer of CorrectDeck, a home decking material made out of sawdust and polypropylene.

Why they're hot: This sixty-five-employee company is bringing innovation -- and jobs -- to one of Maine's manufacturing strongholds. Correct Building Products takes waste sawdust, reclaimed from mills and manufacturing plants across the Northeast, and combines it with polypropylene -- the same stuff Tupperware is made from -- to make home decking material that is durable and stain-resistant. The best feature, if you ask us? No need to put your deck out of commission -- and your back into spasms -- with the annual strip-and-stain ritual.

Of course, there have been some bumps along the way. Customers complained about their fancy new decks staining and getting infected with mildew. Since you pay a premium for CorrectDeck -- though the low cost of maintenance and upkeep makes it more than earn out in the long run -- that was obviously unacceptable. So founder Martin Grohman, a Carthage native, and his team came up with CorrectDeck CX, a stain-resistant material that includes antimicrobial protection. The new product competes effectively with composite decking material made by large, publicly traded companies like Trex and Louisiana-Pacific. "We don't have their distribution power," Grohman says. "We're sort of like the microbrew of composite decking. We have to make products people want so we can get shelf space to sell them."

And you don't have to just take his word for it. The company has earned kudos from organizations ranging from the Maine International Trade Center to Inc. magazine, which named Correct Building Products to its list of the five hundred fastest growing private companies in America two years in a row. What's more, the company has become the number one supplier of composite decking products in the United Kingdom. "Everyone over there is trying to copy us," Grohman says, noting that the Maine mystique goes a long way overseas. In fact, he adds, a British firm has gone so far as to manufacture a product that's a direct knockoff of CorrectDeck. Its name? "Maine Deck," he says with a laugh.

mojobradley

09:23AM | 08/02/08
Member Since: 03/21/07
63 lifetime posts
Would it be possible to send all these complaints to the editor or the person who wrote the article?

MASER1

09:43AM | 08/02/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
14 lifetime posts
the issue was january 2007

recommendations are by the EDITORS of the mag

here is contact info:

Paul Doiron

Editor in Chief

editors@downeast.com

ext. 430
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