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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by IMAGE, Apr 13, 2008.
anyone have any input on what would be the best sealer to use on a wooden trailer deck?
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
The only other suggestion would be use Sikkens it stinks like h*ll but it works good.
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.
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
Paint thinner or Laquer thinner?
Old motor oil works good.
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.
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.
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,,,,,,,,
I was trying to think of the name, Cabot... It is much better than Thompson's.