Used motor oil seems to work good on the deck of my brother's trailer and the sides of my neighbor's barn. Apply it on a hot sunny summer day, and within a day the "oil" smell is gone. I used CWF on my polebarn several years ago, but I'm going with the used oil when I re-apply it later this year.Just built a new deck using salt-treated pine lumber. Need suggestions as to what type of water sealant treatment would be best?
Would appreciate any benefit of your experiences . . . !
I do this on my equipment trailer, BUT I mix the oil 50/50 with Diesel to help it soak in. I am unsure I would do this on a deck by my home as that oil may get tracked in the home over time and ruin the flooring near the deck.Used motor oil seems to work good on the deck of my brother's trailer and the sides of my neighbor's barn. Apply it on a hot sunny summer day, and within a day the "oil" smell is gone. I used CWF on my polebarn several years ago, but I'm going with the used oil when I re-apply it later this year.
Price.Any reason why you didn't go with a synthetic deck material?
It was worth a shot, and it's cheap. :laugh:Wife vetoed used motor oil. End of discussion . . . :hide:
x2, cwf?, wtf?it was worth a shot, and it's cheap. :laugh:
Seriously though, the cwf works good. I put it on at least 6 years ago, maybe 7 now. My polebarn is pine board & batten siding. I did wait one year to apply it so the pine sap dried out, and i used a cheap wagner power painter to put the cwf on. Home depot sells it in 5 gallon buckets.
I know the synthetics are higher in price, and I've used them for small platforms and the like so the cost wasn't that big a deal for me. If I ever build a deck for some reason I'll probably bite the bullet and use synthetic as I hate maintenance and the ongoing cost that goes with it, which eventually wipes out the initial cost savings. Fortunately there is a Deck Superstore in the Denver metro area that sells about 6 or more brands of synthetic decking, and the various grades within each brand. I don't even bother with Lowe's or Depot for things like that. The same goes for vinyl fencing.Price.
I retired from Eastman Chemical Co. and they make synthetic deck material now . . . it's really nice and is sold at the local Lowe's store but is prohibitively expensive. I compared it to the lumber I used and it was roughly six times as expensive . . . Redwood would have been less pricey but is just not available in NE Tennessee . . . so went with the treated lumber.
There may be other synthetics out there, but I didn't look any further than Lowe's.