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best trailer deck wood sealer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by IMAGE, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    anyone have any input on what would be the best sealer to use on a wooden trailer deck?
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    What type of wood ?

    You want to completely seal it or paint it ?

    The best wood preservative is oil a light weight hydraulic oil but you may have troubles with it when it rains :laugh:

    The only other suggestion would be use Sikkens it stinks like h*ll but it works good.
     
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    it want to seal it, not paint it.

    I just dont want to spend $35/gallon for some home owner deck sealer. Hoping someone knows of a cheaper "industrial" sealer.

    I will probally just go with the cheap stuff at home cheap0, cant rememberthe price but it wasnt too bad.
     
  4. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    I would go with a 1/2 and 1/2 of Linseed oil and thinner. It is really a great sealer. I have had it on a trailer deck for 4 years now. This year were are going to reseal it. Do it on a hot sunny day and let the wood get all the sun. It will soak up the oil and the wood will become tougher. I have done this to many trailers....works everytime
     
  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    Paint thinner or Laquer thinner?

    Thanks!
     
  6. des1477

    des1477 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Old motor oil works good.
     
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    Sorry it took so long to get back on this. Paint thinner....works great. If you have time to do it...a few coats is even better. But wait for them to soak in before re-applying. works really well.
     
  8. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    I just treated my trailer deck Sunday. I used Armorall brand sealer, not sure how it will hold up over the summer but I guess I'll find out.
     
  9. SPENCER HUNTER

    SPENCER HUNTER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    Well As In Wood Deck's Go I Use Cabot Products,, It Last About 3 To 4 Years Before U Have To Reapply It Again,, I Tried Thompson's Wood Products They Last About 1 Yr To 18 Months,,, The Cabot Comes In Several Different Color To Choose From,,and It Repels Water,,as In Beads Up When It Rains,,, My 2 Cents Worth,,,,,,,,
     
  10. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    I was trying to think of the name, Cabot... It is much better than Thompson's.
     

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