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Found 20 results for the keyword ‘Pressure Treated’

  • When should you paint pressure treated wood?

    Wayne from Halifax, NS writes: Is there any problem painting or staining new projects that are built with pressure treated wood?My reason for this question is....I was always told to wait at least one year before painting. You had a Canadian Wood Council representative on your show approximatel...
  • How to protect board and batten siding?

    Lori from North Gower, Ontario has purchased an old farm house with one part covered in board and batten wood while the main house is brick. She wants to know what she should do to protect the old board and batten. Presently it has simply been left to "silver" with age.Painting or oiling that o...
  • What is the difference between green & brown pressure treated wood?

    Andy wants to know what is the difference between green and brown pressure treated wood, and why is the brown stuff only available in Western Canada?The only difference is a brown stain added to imitate Cedar, a marketing necessity in the West where Cedar is inexpensive and popular for deck build...
  • Will Larch replace pressure treated wood?

    revised November 2004 Viewers are constantly asking me if there are alternatives to using pressure treated wood. In 2004 the wood treating companies 'voluntarily' withdrew the standard CCA pressure treated wood from the residential market. Ecological groups had lobbied long and hard to ban thi...
  • Nails through the ages

    It is interesting that as nails become more and more modern, they begin to resemble the original hand made spikes. Of the two little finishing brads in my hand, the one on the left is a hand cut one from yesteryear and the one on the right is a finishing nail from a nailing gun rack. To wor...
  • Decks and Stains

    Linda in Oakville has finished a deck and asks Jon about the correct stain to use.Stains are optional and only serve the purpose of changing the colour of the wood. Opaque stains are not made for walking surfaces, they are not durable enough.What is not optional is a water repellent and some f...