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I've been working hard to learn how to clean and seal wood, and this was one of my first projects. It was small, but fun to work on. I stripped the previous sealer with F18 and brightened with Oxalic Acid. After the rain finally gave us a break, I sealed it with Med. Brown Ready Seal.

 

I didn't get a before shot because the day I was cleaning, it started to rain and threw the picture off.



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Phil, great job man the deck looks good. I have never used the F18 product to strip decks, how do you like it?

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I like it, but I will be using Sodium Hydroxide from my chem supplier from now on. F18 is a nice product, just seems to be pretty expensive for my needs.

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The sodium hydroxide you will be getting from your chemical supplier is that a pure powder form?

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Great work phil deck looks awesome!!!!!

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Hey Mark, yes, it is powder in a 50lb bag. I have it in my garage now, but I had the F18 from last year so I used that up first.

Thanks, Eric!



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Nice work Phil. I also went bulk sodium hydroxide. That stuff'll hurt ya.

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Looks great Phil. Don't spill it in your tool box and then let it get wet. It will eat a hole right through it. Ask me how I know that....lol  Actually it was liquid Potash that did that but I am sure the same would happen.



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Just a word of caution , by stripping a deck vs cleaning a deck , and then staining a deck you just entered the jurisdiction of the Maryland Home Improvement Commission. If you screw up and the customer complains you stand to lose a lot . They are state employees who have nothing better to do . They can file criminal charges , fines , basiclly make your life miserable . If you plan to do more staining and sealing of decks get the license . Once you have it you can do a whole lot more than roof cleaning .

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I just cleaned a fence today, came out great except there seemed to be a lot furring. Will it wear off? Do I need to wash it again? Can I stain over it?

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Tom you need to lightly sand that to get rid of the furring. Also good job on that deck clean and seal in Sykesville,md.

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Thanks, guys. Tom, you will need to sand it a bit, but it doesn't take much at all, just a few swipes.

ShinglesMD, I'm very aware of the MHIC license, but haven't made any decisions on getting it or not. I wanted to see if I liked sealing wood before spending the time and money on the MHIC license. In the mean time, we've teamed up with my father in law who was a painter and has a current MHIC license for an electrical business that he owns. He's not doing the work, but he is there giving me tips and taking the risk until I decide on whether I'll go that route, or not.

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