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Potential decking disaster

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by sparkwright, 14 Sep 2021.

  1. sparkwright

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    Someone has decided to re-paint their decking.

    It was originally oil-based sikkens stain, with a clear anti-slip coating on the top.

    From what I gather, it has been rubbed down and now treated with Cuprinol water-based deck stain. Looks a bit like 'fence and shed' paint to me, doesn't give the impression of being hard wearing at all...

    I can see where flaking bits have been scraped off, but by no means feathered out.

    I imagine this new coating is going to peel very rapidly...

    Before this happens, I am thinking about intervening to help these people out. Stripping it all off isn't an option, I'm not crazy enough to volunteer for that, especially as it hasn't peeled yet.

    I was wondering if a coat of Zinseer Peelstop would be in order, followed by two coats of the Cuprionol water-based. Or even a different, oil-based finished?

    Any thoughts on this please?
     
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    Would you need to touch up the flaking areas before you seal over them otherwise they may look paler.
     
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    Yes, any flaking areas I would sand, and touch up with two coats of the water-based deck stain, then apply the peelstop all over, then two coats of the deck stain all over.

    I should point out the new deck stain is quite opaque.

    I gather peelstop is breathable, though there is the usual conflicting opinions on the internet.
     
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    Why not contact the manufacturer, some of them have technical help lines and should be able to advise on the product to use.
     
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