- Treating your deck


Dear Shell,

I am building a deck on the north facing wall of my house. The deck surface will be about 30 inches above the ground. I seem to remember that you have talked in the past about a technique to eliminate the problem of constant peeling once you stain it - is there such a technique? Is some of the problem caused by moisture coming out of the ground and through the wood from underneath? I am considering two options regarding surface finish. One is Thompson's Water Seal and the other is a Solid or semi transparent stain on either pine or cedar. What are your thoughts?

Thanks, Jeff

Dear Jeff,

Good, Better, Best!!! For the best results consider treated pine 1 deck boards. After installation wash with Mill Glaze Remover and apply Natural Deck Oil with a low pressure garden sprayer. For information call 1-800-858-5011 and ask about Mill Glaze Remover and Natural Deck Oil. Or consider using maintenance friendly Timbertech for information call 1-888-950-3377.

It's just that easy.

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