Originally Posted by Bud Cline
"Treated" meaning what?
What type of lumber was used?
"Sealed" with what? Topical or penetrating?
Exposure is in what direction, N,S,E,W?
The lumber has been treated with a chemical that helps withstand weathering;
around here, everybody calls it "treated lumber." The lumber usually has a greenish appearance when new due to the treatment. The lumber was pine decking lumber, which is what everyone around here uses. I painted it with a stain/sealer combination that I bought at Lowe's. I can't remember the name, but it was a leading name. It suggested applying every three years. I believe it penetrated; it was thin like varnish, and for some time after the application, the water would bead up when it rained. The deck is on the back of the house, which faces north.