Renewing a Deck with Elastomeric Coating
We fastened short sections of 2×6 on the cut side to the existing joists. We then cut the replacement boards to length and screwed them in place.
Where board ends are at an angle, use the old board to mark the proper cut line.
Note: If possible, position new deck boards with the crown facing up so water will run off. For this reason, be selective in purchasing so you have a good recognizable crown side. Examining the end of the board will reveal the crown.
The pool railing sections as well as the outside railings and benches were given fresh protective coatings using Superdeck Transparent Stain. The stain is a high-solids, professional-grade wood finish. The stain uses high-quality pigments to inhibit damage caused by the sun, a three-oil system to provide superior protection, and a highly effective mildewcide to inhibit mildew growth on the coating surface.
The deck took more time preparing to finish than we had planned, but finally we were ready to apply the Deck and Dock coatings. The entire deck area was lightly power-washed, as well as the house siding adjoining the deck.
Test a small area by scrubbing with a brush to determine if the surface is ready for rinsing. When ready, scrub the surface with a firm bristle brush or long-handled push broom. Rinse thoroughly with water using a garden hose or pressure washer. Do not exceed 1,000 psi when using a pressure washer. Rinse any residue from plants.
Applying the New Coat
Finally, the fun part—applying the finish coatings. The product should not be thinned and goes on fairly thick. It can be applied with a brush, roller or airless sprayer. When rolling, use a 3/8-in. nap synthetic roller cover for smooth surfaces, use a 1/2- to 3/4-in. nap for medium texture, and a 1-1/4-in. nap for a heavily textured finish.