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Suzabella
How do I protect building made of rough cut pine?
Suzabella

I used to stain my deck, however over the years the products have been re formulated to be more environmentally friendly. Unforunately, the don't appear to be homeowner friendly. The last time I went to the big home stores, I looked to see what they offered and read the associated reviews ******. I did not make s purchase! People were saying that the new "stains" behaved more like paint and would peel off, necessitating scraping and re coating! No thanks! Now I have a new shed with porch made out of rough cut lumber for the building and pressure treated decking for the deck. I need to protect my investment, but how?! I cannot do the work myself and I don't want to be strapped into finding someone to do it every year. AND, I don't want to look at a mottled building. Please help! Thank you in advance

dj1
Re: How do I protect building made of rough cut pine?
dj1

I understand your concerns, but you are subject to the elements, and the elements are harsh. In addition, we are subject to EPA's rulings. Then add the manufacturers of materials (like stain makers) who will not sell you "lifetime" products no matter what, as their objective is to sell more stuff.

There is no "maintenance free" exterior materials for sheds and decks.

I have a deck restoration job lined up, where the owner wants me to make it look like new. It was built in the fifties.
I told him that the only "new" he could get is new everything, at a price.

Fencepost
Re: How do I protect building made of rough cut pine?
Fencepost

It is easier to to work with nature than to fight it. Learn to love the look of weathered wood, and replace the siding when it becomes too aged to protect the building. Rather than a little money many times, it will be a lot of money all at once, but in the long run it will probably be cheaper than restaining every few years.

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