01:16PM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 07/01/03
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I am replacing a portion of 6" channel cedar on my painted house. I am wondering if it is better (or ok) to use decking screws. Or should I only use stainless steel or some sort of nail that has a screw in it. I was told screws will resist pulling out of the wood as time goes on. Since I am painting the wood, does it really matter? Which won't stain the best? Do decking screws (colored) stain or rust in the wood? Thanks for the help.


01:34AM | 07/04/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
If you are conserned about rusting use galvanized screws.


03:29PM | 07/05/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Cedar will react with various metals and cause staining. Best to use either galvanized or stainless ring shank nails. Screws ar fine but more work to install.


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