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  1. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    so the 2x4 edges would be vertical / railing color on all exposed sides? Even where it butts up to the floor?
  2. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    ANd what would you do about these pieces surrounding the end cuts of the deck floor? The 2x4s? Remove them completely? Stain them the rail color or the floor color?
  3. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    How wrong or bad would it look to spray the top caps / tops of railings the same railings color? I assume it’s “supposed” to be the floor color, since it’s horizontal and it’s new wood like the floor. If I had done composite material, the tops of railings would obviously match the floor. But since it’s wood, what’s your opinion on this? It’d save quite a bit of effort to not remove all the top caps to have them their own separate color. Maybe no big deal to you as pros, but to me, I have about 5-6 hours on Mondays while one kid is in preschool to do all my “chores.”
  4. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    Yeah, I’d definitely mask and prep. Wasn’t going to skip that just wondered if all the time you put into masking and plastic sheeting etc is worth it. But I imagine hand brushing all the ballasters lattice etc is going to be worse than all the time spent taping and protecting. Thank you for all the advice. I know I’m full of questions, I just try to know as much as possible for any project I take on.
  5. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    If I can borrow an airless sprayer should I do that as opposed to painting? I feel like it’s a ton of prep and masking but it probably is less time than hand brushing all my railings / pickets. Am I thinking right? if I spray, i figure I’ll take the top caps off the rails. They got replaced with the floors and I figured they should match the floors since they’re horizontal and match the floors. How much extra do you factor in when spraying? I assume there’s some loss to priming the equipment and overspray. I probably have 70ish linear feet of railings, then the joist and major supporting posts under and two privacy lattice panels that are 4x8.
  6. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    Sorry I can’t see how to edit my posts. It worked earlier today and not anymore Deck is west. About 5 feet off the ground. About 200 sq feet of flooring plus stairs. Is 5 gallons over kill? The AC sites all seem like online retailers disguising themselves as AC themselves, but their stain calculators make it sound like 3 gallons is enough for 2 coats I should probably error on the side of a single 5 gallon pail right? I only have experience with ready seal which didn’t go far AT ALL on my fence AC colors rustic brown and chestnut look good to me. What do you guys see is a nice color that have experience with it? and what brands would you suggest for stain primer and solid color stain? Would you suggest bright or off white or almond? my concern with bright white was how long would it look clean? And if it doesn’t stay clean looking, will frequent cleaning it wear it down quickly? I’ve never dealt with a solid stain before.
  7. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    When we glanced at AC colors I think we’d lean rustic brown or so. Is that a good lasting color? With off white or almond vertical surfaces. Almond if I get my way, but my wife thinks that’d look weird. I think it’d look fine because I planned on matching the house trim color but she’s not on the same page as me at least yet. I’ll use whatever products are good. I’ve used ready seal from a local pressure wash place but I wasn’t impressed with how fast it faded on my fence.
  8. Maryland deck. New pressure treated pine

    Thanks rod. Deck faces west. Shady till late morning for the most part. Any select primer you guys find good luck with? Any favorite solid stain? Getting solid stain on the floors shouldn’t be a concern if doing the solid first? I guess either way, on bare or coated sealed floors we don’t want solid stain on it either way. The solid stain will also need to go on lattice. Do you guys typically paint on solid stain? Brush?
  9. Hi i replaced my horizontal decking last year. It didn’t dry enough (judging by looks and my eye) to treat it last year but now it looks fine. Plan on cleaning and brightening first. I did not replace my posts or pickets. They aren’t in perfect shape but I thought a solid color would cover them up and make them look fine. The deck is west facing 5 feet or so off the ground townhouse deck. Doing my verticals a different color is going to be a paint nd a lot more labor but I think it’s my only choice. Would I do the horizontal surfaces first? Because if I get any semi trans stain on my railings / verticals the solid stain will cover it anyway? any opinion on best solid stain? Do I need to prime first or just go right over the old with new solid stain? The old is a cheap most likely Behr product that I tried to strip and is going to be a nightmare to do so. I was thinking Armstrong Clark on the floors. I had read good things about flood solids as well for the rails. Anywhere in Maryland sell Armstrong Clark? I think PPG sells flood but AC’s site isn’t very good for locating a dealer. Thanks in advance for any help!