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glad to see this site's still around,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, been so long i don't even know if this is the right forum but here goes:  what would you consider proper prep for tired old wood decks besides replacement ?  deck staining is primarily latex paint & that's an annual maint expense,,, shirley there's got to be more to it than just a good sanding & powerwashing ? 

 

we're expanding svces to incl conc grinding, overlays, & wood deck restorations to hi-end condo/hoa's,,, since most everything we've seen is a bunch of horsepuckey, & we're asked to repair/replace/renovate conc incl grinding trip hazards, thought wood deck would be very compatible,,, color would be inportant - typically we use the pro sher-wms' book & an optical scanner if we need to match existing paint

 

googled it earlier & found brofun/lindy's thread - wondering how that ever worked out since it was back in 2011

 

thanks in advance - best to all - yic-yac

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Lindy A.
Welcome back

Welcome back ...

Polyaspartics have a high degree of success in reviving, shielding/protecting from the elements of nature on exterior as well as indoor wood surfaces.  You can also change the color of the wood to give it the appearance ... example you have a light colored wood but what it to take on the appearance of rich mahogany, dark oak, walnut, ebony, etc.  If clear, it will self-prime, wet/out penetrate, down into the wood ...however, if you mix Flexmars clear polyaspartic/PAP  with their polyaspartic stain/PAP Variegate  (half and half/50-50) you will still see the grains/chararacter of the wood but you will have changed the tone/color of the wood in an appealing/lasting/wear-abrasion and UV resistant manner.  Here is a picture of Flexmar's polyaspartic over a wood floor in coffee shop floor in Wyoming that was over 100 years old wood in a historic bulding, it was a very light oak, mixed 1/2 clear with 1/2 Variegate Sumatra color, resulting in much darker finish wood floor  (but, it just as easily could be an exterior wood surface in clear or clear/Varigate combo mixture. (sorry it took so long to respond, I missed seeing your post). 

Hope all has been rocking and rolling along well in your world during you lenghy absense.

Lindy 

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Lindy A.
Welcome back

Welcome back ...

Polyaspartics have a high degree of success in reviving, shielding/protecting from the elements of nature on exterior as well as indoor wood surfaces.  You can also change the color of the wood to give it the appearance ... example you have a light colored wood but what it to take on the appearance of rich mahogany, dark oak, walnut, ebony, etc.  If clear, it will self-prime, wet/out penetrate, down into the wood ...however, if you mix Flexmars clear polyaspartic/PAP  with their polyaspartic stain/PAP Variegate  (half and half/50-50) you will still see the grains/chararacter of the wood but you will have changed the tone/color of the wood in an appealing/lasting/wear-abrasion and UV resistant manner.  Here is a picture of Flexmar's polyaspartic over a wood floor in coffee shop floor in Wyoming  (but, it just as easily could be an exterior wood surface in clear or clear/Varigate combo mixture. (sorry it took so long to respond, I missed seeing your post). 

Hope all has been rocking and rolling along well in your world during you lenghy absense.

Lindy