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Finished our timber-free deck!

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Adam_W
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Finished our timber-free deck!

Hi all,
Well, after a few hassles we've finished stage one of our timber-free deck around our pool.
Frame is pre-fab steel from SteelDeck and the deck is HardieDeck.
Pretty happy with the result.
One annoying finishing thing we had trouble with was the painting.

You use a paving paint to seal the HardieDeck & because it's beside a pool we added the correct non-slip grit to the paint following the [very vague...] instructions.
In some areas it's conspicuously thick with grit the problem being you really only saw this once dry & there's no way to fix it short of sanding everything back...
I can live with it but Denise... not so happy...
I'll have a video of the project soon for anyone interested.

 

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Finished our timber-free deck!

Thanks for sharing @Adam_W. I reckon it looks great!

 

Perhaps one of our resident paint experts like @Simon or @Brad might have tips they can share for ensuring a more even grit coverage next time. 

 

Jason

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Adam_W
Experienced Contributor

Re: Finished our timber-free deck!

Ok, after much editing here's the video of the project...


Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Finished our timber-free deck!

The HardieDeck system looks terrific @Adam_W. Thanks for show how easy it is to install. I'm sure your work will inspire other community members. The finished result is fantastic. 

 

Jason

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Brad
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Re: Finished our timber-free deck!

Not sure where you get paint expert from @Jason ? My paint mixing skills are now redundent...

 

Grit would tend to settle in the bottom of the can I think and bottom of the can is hard to mix at the best of times.

 

Turning the tin upside down for a while may have the grit near the top when you start mixing making it easier to get a more even blend.

 

Power stirer over hand mixing.

 

Mix regualy while you are painting.

Adam_W
Experienced Contributor

Re: Finished our timber-free deck!

Thanks @Brad, I think the issue with this grit additive is that really long strokes are needed as you are applying it and you need to 'work' the paint a little once it's on to get even distribution.
Unfortunately there was no information on the tin about application techniques & even when I checked the company's webpage they didn't have any tips on using THEIR grit with THEIR paint.
Not a lot of help. Should have seen that as a red-flag to start with perhaps.

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