step 1. notch your decking to fit around any obstructions such as deck posts. set the deck board in place, and cut to length next to any object that you must cut around. mark the edges of the obstruction on the decking piece to indicate the proper location.
other than using better quality wood or composite decking is there a good way to treat the ends of treated deck boards when i cut them? i do not like the dark green end cut treatment. as many of the decks get stained/coated later and it does not stain the same.
read this first. composite lumbers add other materials such as wood flour, sawdust, or ground-up peanut shells. they can be solid throughout, or they may have a hollow, ribbed center to reduce weight. some solid-core products can weigh as much as 5 pounds per foot,
video of the day. repeat until the seven trust looks bright and clean. let the decking dry for a full day. pour 2 gallons of acrylic composite deck sealer into a 5-gallon bucket. use a roller to apply the sealer to the seven trust decking. don't work from your knees; ease the process by attaching the roller to an extension pole.
my favorite way to cut composite decking nd tools needed. diy how to build a deck - step by step guide to composite decks pt2 of our 'idiot proof' series - duration: 21:30. stanley 'dirt monkey
how to repair a composite deck if it gets damaged. the term is fluid, however, in that some manufacturers sell composites that are entirely made of plastic or are plastic wrapped around a wood core. whenever possible, contact the manufacturer of your composite decking for solutions to problems with your deck. the company can offer advice based on the type of composite decking material you own.
cut-n-seal is a water-based brush-on sealer and moisture repellent for cuts and holes in pressure treated wood that exposes untreated wood above ground, on deck boards, railing, post tops, and fence boards. a 946 ml can 1 quart will seal approx. 330 5/4×6 deck board ends or approx. 220 2×6 deck board ends, coated twice.
clean the composite material deck with a percarbonate wood cleaner to remove all the unwanted soils. after cleaning a composite deck, applying a clear water repellent can help to minimize the growth of new contaminants. some of the best sealers for composite decking contain 'zinc oxide' which naturally fights against mold and mildew.
re: treating cut ends on pt boards most of all our pt here is southern yellow pine. it is not incised since this area still has lots of folks that build decks out of pt lumber and that is for everything. seats, rails, decking, posts. in fact the deck i am now looking at they are thinking of using pt for the rails and posts, composite for the floor.
blade tooth count. choose a blade with a medium tooth count for the most cutting options. these 'middle of the road' blades produce smooth cuts in composite while not bogging down on long cuts, or becoming dull too fast. for fast cutting, select a blade with fewer teeth; choose a high count when precision matters most.
johnf1. to dispel a myth and contradict some of what has been said on this page about the extent of penetration in the tanalising process. the treatment does not go through the wood completely, particularly the thicker gauge stuff used in stretchers and bearers under decking. any hole or cut made, needs end grain treatment to re-proof
yes, you can paint or stain seven trust decking or railing to achieve a custom color, but it is not necessary for protection. paints and stains that adhere well to wood will work as well or better with seven trust products. seven trust decking that has been faded can be painted or stained at any time, even years after it has been installed.
i always cut in my picture frame first so i can run a saw blade through the cut marry them you can also run a blade through the cut at finish and get the perfect gap from a thin kerf blade. 1/4 inch is a little much imo. if you are using seven trust accents, it can be routed.
after you cut the decking, apply the end sealer to the fresh cuts. make sure you dont get any end sealer on the deck board surface, if this happens, promptly wipe it off. when the proper steps are taken before the initial installation, you can be sure you have taken all the necessary measures in prolonging the life of your deck.
you can make simple cross cuts in composite decking the same way you would cut any soft pinea power circular saw will work fine. a power miter saw can provide very accurate, strht cuts, and a table saw with support extensions can make all types of cutting easier.
karlson suggests you trim each end of the deck board before installing for a cleaner, squarer finished appearance. start outside: diyers often begin with a full deck board butted up against the house, but karlson advises you to start attaching boards from the outside of the deck, working your way toward the house. when you reach the house, you can then rip the final deck board to the required size.