The ripple effect....need a good deck protector


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They say to wait for it to dry, the deck forum does and the defy does, so we will wait until spring. Then do the cleaning etc and use it.

The removal!
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The install
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We still have deck to finish and rails to replace, but the tub is sitting on new decking!
 
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haven't read everything yet, gotta get back to work
But what you want will require reapplication year after year, if you want clear and opaque, I like Cabot products. Having stain will last a bit longer 1-3 yrs depending on sun and elements. But paint will be the most durable. After doing my deck yearly, sometimes twice when it got older with the clear stuff (stay away from Thompsons), I used stain. When the wood started to really dry out, I went to paint to prolong needing replace it. I'm guessing a deck using just water proofing will only have about 10 years, maybe 15 if out of the sun. If I planned to stay where I was at for the long haul, I'd definitely go engineered. Having done my homework there, but sure there's help out there. My deck is about 15x60 so, a rebuild will likely not happen as there's other projects needing more attention.
 
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I used the cabot oil and in humid conditions it turns black ,Had to strip the whole deck lucky it was the smaller one and returned the rest to home depot .Since she is done that would not be good and plus her little missy would need to be watched .Safety is number one when it comes to pets and children .It takes 1 mistake .
 

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did you consider dropping the tub into the deck? I tried to convince my wife years ago but no go.
We're not really hot hub people, maybe when the kids were younger...

I store my tractor and mower under the deck. So it would not work well.
 
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