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mhcountry

08:30AM | 07/06/05
Member Since: 01/01/05
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Hello. First time deck painter here. I have prepared my deck as well as possible. The previous owners had painted the deck and let it go real bad. Most of the paint had cracked and peeled off, but other areas (like underneath) are still in good shape. It is a high deck coming off the second floor with a walkout from the first florr below it so both top and bottom have been painted. I have sanded and scraped and prepared the deck for sealant and paint. I am just wondering what is the best and most efficient way to tackle the job (railings, spindles, deck boards, underside in between joists, etc.). Is it better to go with a brush, a large roller, a small roller, some other option? I know I will need to use a small brush in some of the tight areas, but will some other option give me the finish I should have on a deck or is it best to use a brush? I am using a solid color to do the deck because I cannot remove all the old paint.

Thanks!

Mike

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04:30PM | 07/07/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Just amke sure the soild deck stain you use is made for decks, which means it will take foot traffic. Also it should be an acrylic based stain, the FLood product is a good one.

As far as application tools you will need a roller and a brush for the deck floor and brushes for the rails. For a really smooth finish on the floor you could roll it and then back brush and that way you will get in between the boards as well.
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