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    Elite Member Sawyer Rob's Avatar
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    Default Re: Treating deck boards

    I have used, used oil on trailer decks in the past, no more though. I just hate it for all the reasons already given and also, if you put enough on to do some good, it get's on everything for quite a while.

    I'm going to put some deck stain on my new trailer...


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    Elite Member RalphVa's Avatar
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    Charlottesville, VA, USA
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    Default Re: Treating deck boards

    We followed our handyman's recommendation and put a stain on. It's more like a paint. Really regret doing it. It's treated wood. It does not need protection.

    Some of the boards actually need replacing already (after only about 6 years). Been thinking about turning the boards over with bare sides out. If they get discolored, just blast them with the power washer.

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    Fort Worth, Texas
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    Default Re: Treating deck boards

    I recently sprayed Helmsman Spar Urethane on my new 20 foot trailer. The only reason I used it is because a dog house project I had tried it on 10 years ago still looked good, so I figured I'd give a go on the trailer boards. Time will tell...

  4. #14
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    Oklahoma, North Central
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    Default Re: Treating deck boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Navvet View Post
    Boiled linseed oil mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits. Spray a light coat with a deck sprayer, let sit for a day and repeat. Beautiful finish that lasts.
    Works well. Board deck must be dry to work best. Make sure materials are warm when mixing them and applying. 40% linseed and 60% mineral spirts will work also if its to thick. Linseed oil is a common carrier in some deck stains, soaks in well. None of the pigments or stuff to peel of like some solid stains.

    Translucent deck stain next good choice if need be. Not solid deck stain.

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    western oregon
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    Default Re: Treating deck boards

    Okie's formula works real well for wood handled hand tools too. I wipe down all my stuff every year or every other year as needed. The big difference is having nice smooth finishes on shovels and picks when you don't have gloves on, and it really does add to the life of the handle. This includes wheelbarrow handles, shovels, picks, rakes, hammers, axes, mauls, etc.

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    Veteran Member goeduck's Avatar
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    Kitsap, WA
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    Default Re: Treating deck boards

    Good reminder. I tend to forget wood handles on outdoor tools.

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