Recently my Homeright paint sprayer broke down in the middle of a project, which caused a little bit of a scramble to finish. I have to say it has been a very reliable sprayer and great results for various projects. But it is fairly expensive and I needed something quick, so I ordered the HVLP […]
PATIO DECK COVER
My 90% Completed Deck Re-Cover Project
I’m back again, and today I started another home project. This time we are going to resurface our patio deck.
Right now it has one of those rubber like surfaces and the color is fading because it gets all the direct sun and no awning available. So i’m starting to build a new surface from 1×4’s.
Each section i’m making 5×5 feet. Why?? So we can lift each section and wash under it when required. I’ll be posting more as the work progresses.
This shows the underside of the section. I used a paint stir-stick to use as a spacer between the boards.
I nailed the cross brace every 12 inches. Now i didn’t stain the bottom because i don’t want to use more stain than i needed. Besides i know that burning the wood will seal it and prevent wood rot.
In this shot i’m using my new Ryobi Air Strike Nail Gun.
So here is my first and second panel on the deck. the key was to have the first one in place so i could get proper measurements for the second. This will be carried on the length of the deck.
Here is the second section being put into place. All the 1×4’s are being stained with Weathered Grey Varathane Stain.
I spaced the base boards 16 inches apart. And used a simple paint stir stick to create the space between the boards.
I used a 1×2 to create separation between the sections so that each can be lifted to expose the deck surface for cleaning.