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Oil wood deck or paint it (by Mike [CO]) Jul 10, 2019 10:06 AM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by Richard [MI]) Jul 10, 2019 10:14 AM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 10, 2019 10:18 AM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by Vee [OH]) Jul 10, 2019 12:12 PM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by WMH [NC]) Jul 10, 2019 12:15 PM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by Steve [MA]) Jul 10, 2019 12:32 PM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by Tarheel T [NC]) Jul 10, 2019 1:43 PM
       Oil wood deck or paint it (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 10, 2019 8:50 PM

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Oil wood deck or paint it (by Mike [CO]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 10:06 AM
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I have a wood deck that the paint is all peeled off of. I'm thinking of just putting linseed oil or some type of oil on it rather than painting. paint peels when it wears off. What will last longer oil or paint. I'm only concerned about keeping the wood in good condition not looks.

I just want to protect the wood from weathering and rotting --172.58.xxx.xxx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 10:14 AM
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Water resistant stain. With paint the surface dries hard then water eventually gets behind/under it and it peels. Stain allows water vapor to go through.

There are several manufacturers who make this. Figure about $25-35 a gallon. If you wait till the end of summer, sometimes the big box stores will discount what they have left to move it out. I've gotten 5 gal pails of stain for $25 on closeout occasionally. --96.40.xx.xxx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 10:18 AM
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Use outdoor deck stain. It will fade but not peel, so you just put on another coat and sdon't have to scrape off peeling paint to re-paint.

I hate paint on decks. It doesn't last long and looks awful when it starts to fail. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 12:12 PM
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Either one will wear but until you get a roof to protect the wood it is like a boat you never can take to the lake... --76.188.xxx.xx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 12:15 PM
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We painted the front deck and it looks awful. Our side and back deck were left natural and look great. :( Don't paint! --50.82.xxx.xx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 12:32 PM
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I use boiled linseed oil on the few wooden ladders that I still have. I find that a coat every few years keeps them in good shape.

If you decide to use linseed oil make sure you use boiled linseed oil otherwise it will takes months if not years to dry. --96.237.xx.xx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by Tarheel T [NC]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 1:43 PM
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Use a stain. Most all now days are water based.

My Home Depot frequently has clearance mistinted 5 gal buckets for about $30. --99.203.xx.xxx




Oil wood deck or paint it (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 8:50 PM
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Mike,

Another vote for no paint as evidenced by your own experience and mine.

Do not use Thompsonís water seal. Tests show it wears off quickly. From memory I think it was Behr sealant that has best results.

Spray on. Go to lunch.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx



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