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Old 04-26-2012, 09:36 AM  
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Default Sealing logs.

In my back yard I did logs for my uprights on my patio and bar and then doug fir for everything else. I use Superdeck to seal them and really like their product but I have to redo it every year. Is there anything better out there that may last for more then a year before fading and not looking great?



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Old 04-26-2012, 03:30 PM  
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I also use Superdeck and like it. Its not a film forming coating, so its easier when it comes time to strip and re-do. You could go with a film forming coating and get a longer lasting job, but the downside is that its more work to strip when you have to re-do.

I've never used Sikens, but have heard really good things about it. If its avaliable in your area, I'd look into it.

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I'll look into thanks. As for the patio I'll get some good pics of it next week when I clean it up.

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Paul is right you can find a more durable product such as sikkens that will make it go from every year to every few years but like he said the labor will go up to re do the job so it can be a trade off. I am not familiar with Superdeck.

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I like the superdeck and will probably just stick with it. I don't want any gloss look or coating you can see just natural wood that doesn't look dried out. Recoat is alot easier then prep work so that trade off is not one I want, Right now it only takes me a few hours to do the whole yard and I am ok with that I guess every year.

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I like the superdeck and will probably just stick with it. I don't want any gloss look or coating you can see just natural wood that doesn't look dried out. Recoat is alot easier then prep work so that trade off is not one I want, Right now it only takes me a few hours to do the whole yard and I am ok with that I guess every year.
Chris, I'm just suprised you have to do it every year. I'm in Chicago, and with our winters I do my deck every 2-3 years. Are you using the oil version? Not sure if you have a different formulation in CA.
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This is CA we can't have anything that lasts because we might kill the ozone or something. We are not allowed oil based paints here.

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This is CA we can't have anything that lasts because we might kill the ozone or something. We are not allowed oil based paints here.
Thats kind of what I thought you might be dealing with. We still have the oil base here in Illinois, but most other brands have switched to water base or a modified version. I'll still be buying the oil for as long as its around.
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This is CA we can't have anything that lasts because we might kill the ozone or something. We are not allowed oil based paints here.
It seems the worse option would be constant reapplication.

No sense there you know?
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Yeah I agree. CA is not about sense but someone paying someone to make a decision. We won't get into that. Here are some pics of the yard as of yesterday.







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