No. of Recommendations: 0

My brother bought a house with a deck earlier this year.

Recently, he noted that it doesn't appear to have been treated with any kind of sealer in quite some time, if ever.

He decided to pressure wash it, then apply stain and a sealant.

After he pressure washed one section, he noticed that the wood underneath the old stain had begun to rot. He doesn't want to apply new stain and sealer over soft/decaying wood, so he's now sanding it down, inch by inch.

At this rate, I figure he'll be done sometime next year (tongue in cheek).

He's getting somewhat frustrated, but doesn't seem to see any other solution.

Do any of you have any other suggestions?

Thanks, mg
Print the post  

Announcements

Disclaimer - Please Read
A message about professional advice.
Useful Resources
Our Home Center has all you need to make buying and owning a home a great experience. Get or refinance a mortgage and much more!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.