- 1 How long does deck sealer last?
- 2 Is Thompson Water Seal good for decks?
- 3 What is the best way to seal decking?
- 4 Can you spray on deck sealer?
- 5 Is it necessary to seal pressure treated wood?
- 6 Will pressure treated wood rot in soil?
- 7 Can pressure treated wood touch concrete?
- 8 How do you set a 6×6 post in concrete?
- 9 How can I make my post the same height?
- 10 How much concrete do I need for 6×6 post?
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How long does deck sealer last?
one to three years
Is Thompson Water Seal good for decks?
A new Waterproofing Stain from industry leader Thompson’s WaterSeal can not only protect your deck from further damage, but also add rich, beautiful color. It’s a one-step product.
What is the best way to seal decking?
Deck sealant can be applied using a roller, a paint brush, or even a paint sprayer. You can work from a standing position with a pole or on your hands and knees (kneepads highly recommended). Work slowly enough to ensure that every inch of the deck gets an adequate amount of sealant.
Can you spray on deck sealer?
You can even use a garden sprayer to apply the sealant. No fuss, no muss. It’s the quickest and cleanest way to get sealer down on the main surface deck, but it offers the least control for application in those hard to reach areas. Remember to cover nearby foliage to protect them getting sprayed with sealant.
Is it necessary to seal pressure treated wood?
However, most pressure-treated wood should have periodic sealing against moisture, preferably every year or so. Although the wood is resistant to rot and insect attacks because of the pressure treatment, it can warp, split and develop mildew if not protected from the effects of water….
Will pressure treated wood rot in soil?
The Forest Products Laboratory and other research groups have shown that treated wood stakes placed in the ground for more than 40 years remain rot-free. Pressure treating does make wood rot resistant. But — it doesn’t make wood water resistant. Pressure treated wood still soaks and looses moisture.
Can pressure treated wood touch concrete?
YES. Any exterior concrete that is in contact with earth may wick moisture. Thus, it is required to place pressure treated wood directly against the concrete if one wishes next to build off that concrete with untreated wood.
How do you set a 6×6 post in concrete?
- Dig the post hole, making it three times the width of the post and at a depth equal to 1/3 to 1⁄2 of the above-ground length of the post, plus 6″ (right).
- Pour 6″ of gravel or crushed stone into the bottom of the hole.
- Set the post in the hole.
How can I make my post the same height?
The way to do that is to drill your holes (3 feet to 3–1/2 feet deep in most applications) and use longer posts. You then determine the height you want where the ground is highest and use a string line and a level to mark all of the posts to the same height. Then you cut post off to that height.
How much concrete do I need for 6×6 post?
The general rule of thumb when setting a post is that the depth of the post’s hole needs to be 1/3 to 1/2 of the actual above-ground height of the post. So, six-foot-high fence posts ideally need to be buried three feet into the ground. The diameter of your post hole should be three times the diameter of your post….