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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:39 PM
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Posted By deadmite
Wow, what a list! Thanks for posting this, on...

Wow, what a list! Thanks for posting this, on another forum someone needed a list like this with these great tips ect. I will be sure to point the person over here to read your great article!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By deadmite
hey nice find GuRu! you rule! lol, I liked some...

hey nice find GuRu! you rule! lol, I liked some of the coastal pictures :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By deadmite
http://www.petergrand.com/deck.jpg not much,...

http://www.petergrand.com/deck.jpg

not much, nor big, even though the angle and pic size make it looks like it :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By deadmite
I have a 15x15 on the side of my house, not much...

I have a 15x15 on the side of my house, not much for the jobs I do for decks I have made some big designed ones, they are very nice :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By deadmite
Depends wether the paint is pealing or coming off...

Depends wether the paint is pealing or coming off in some form, other wise if you water seal it you should be fine for at least 2 years :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By deadmite
Sanding, staining, and water sealing :D that is...

Sanding, staining, and water sealing :D that is the best way to go :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By deadmite
metal always works great, only thing about them...

metal always works great, only thing about them is the rusting of it, but other than that it really is (usually) the studiest of them all :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 10-01-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By deadmite
I use just nails and screws too lol, tiger claws...

I use just nails and screws too lol, tiger claws are a good idea, you don't have to go into the wood so they prevent the weakening of the wood around the nails/screws keeping it up longer :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By deadmite
I usually do this: *Wash *Sand *Wash ...

I usually do this:

*Wash
*Sand
*Wash
*Let dry
*Sweep
*Stain
*Let dry
*Water Seal
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By deadmite
Hmmm... I found this...

Hmmm... I found this (http://www.messmers.com/prod_uv_faq.html) it has UV protectants in it to protect the stain for the sun, not so sure about the rain though. Everyone I know that lives in florida...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By deadmite
I usually just do a thorough sanding and it...

I usually just do a thorough sanding and it usually takes care of it. Personally I would not manually do it, get like an automatic sander.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By deadmite
Here is a site I found interesting about how you...

Here is a site I found interesting about how you should pick a stain, something that would last long and look nice. You should check it out...

http://www.ehow.com/how_14420_choose-wood-stain.html
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By deadmite
I like wood better, it looks nice and more...

I like wood better, it looks nice and more natural. Unless there is a need for a metal deck (something that lasts longer) then I would rather prefer that. There are ways to make a metal deck look...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By deadmite
Metal with say a "pool rug" would be better than...

Metal with say a "pool rug" would be better than wood just because when people get out of the pool they would drip water all over the wood and if the wood was not sealed it would rot. You best bet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By deadmite
I would recommend that you should just plan where...

I would recommend that you should just plan where you need to drill, it makes it easier. Also get a more powerful drill too, not a hand held on maybe a table drill because the material is a little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By deadmite
My uncle has used these on his house a while back...

My uncle has used these on his house a while back :) it looks nice. I would not mind to have these but they are a little pricey near where i live though
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-30-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,828
Posted By deadmite
Wood decking looks nice and if taken care...

Wood decking looks nice and if taken care properly will last just as long usually :D. You can do tons of things with wood, paint, stains, ect. so try wood for your porch :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-29-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,297
Posted By deadmite
I have some nice green metal and platic chairs...

I have some nice green metal and platic chairs along with a green plasic table. Usually though get some nice metal chairs and a metal rimmed glass table it looks and feels fine. (metal because it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-29-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By deadmite
light or a little dark of a natural wood stain...

light or a little dark of a natural wood stain looks great. also you can water seal it after to protect your deck even more
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-29-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By deadmite
This problem has happened to me. I had an old...

This problem has happened to me. I had an old porch (wood) and about a year ago I had gardens placed all around it. Well because of some odd chemical the deck leaked into the soil near it, no plants...
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