|Forum topic by Todd Clare||posted 05-10-2010 12:48 AM||1582 views||1 time favorited||4 replies|
05-10-2010 12:48 AM
I guess this could technically be a woodworking question, so here goes.
I have a deck in my back yard. From the half empty cans in the garage, it seems the previous owners built it, then oiled/finished it with Penofin 90% Brazilian Rosewood Oil, then some amount of Thompson’s Water Seal Waterproof Plus Clear.
The deck is not beading water anymore, and is also scuffed to the bare wood (seems the oil darkened it considerably).
How might you retreat/refinish the deck? I was thinking: Clean with TSP, a brush. and a hose, then try a coat of the oil and/or skip the oil and just use the Thompson’s again but see if I can find a non-clear version to darken up the bare spots.
Any ideas? Given my lack of love of outdoor maintenance, I’d love to rip it out and put down composite, but it’s not as pretty, gets really hot in the sun, and also would be really wasteful given the deck is in good shape otherwise.
Thanks for the input!
-- Todd (Denver, CO -- Highlands)