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Old 08-02-2017, 10:15 AM  
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At $56 CAD a gallon Tung Oil is not cheap, requires sanding between coats and did I mention sanding between coats? Not that easy on a deck with railings.
I'm going to look into commercial wood oil and see what's available.


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The brand I like is Behr transparent or semitransparent. On rails and uprights I get 5 years and floors maybe 2-3. Using snow shovels and salt makes it 1-2. It is so easy to redo on the floor it wouldn’t be a deal to coat it every year. I do mine every other year and the rails and stuff when it needs it.


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Thanks bud16415 and everyone else for their advice. I will definitely have a look at the Behr products.
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Other factors to consider are how well it stands up to foot traffic and how slippery it can be in rain and snow
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What kind of wood is your deck?

Going to have a hard time getting pressure treated pine to look like tigerwood, that's why they spend the money on using tigerwood (actually, tigerwood is not that expensive, but ipe holds it color better).

I always figure spring is a better time to finish a deck. Then it looks good all summer. That photo of the tigerwood deck is immediately after the oil has been applied. Will not look that great one year forward.


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