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Topic # 160063 22-Dec-2014 11:49
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My desk is due for a fresh coat and browsing around I've come across one of these:
Staining Tool

Has anyone here used one?  Any good?


While I'm at it, what about one of these pizza oven things?  Same questions?
Pizza Oven


Many thanks.




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  Reply # 1201990 22-Dec-2014 13:04
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If it comes with a pad like these ones it should be alright. Just used a plain one like that with the applicator pad on our deck with a container and it was done quick as. 




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  Reply # 1201992 22-Dec-2014 13:08
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They are ok, but it's hard to beat the coverage of a natural bristel brush, especially if it's the tread grip type of decking.  

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  Reply # 1202003 22-Dec-2014 13:19
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We have one of the Pizza ovens, they work great. Make sure your BBQ has grates not plates. You need grates to allow the oven you get to the right heat.




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  Reply # 1202034 22-Dec-2014 13:52
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Thanks.

I think I'll get one.  I've got a bit of a dicky back so the idea of 2 hours bending down to do it with an ordinary brush doesn't appeal, and I like that it has a wee bristle thing down the middle to go in the gaps which the other applicators don't seem to have.




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  Reply # 1202041 22-Dec-2014 14:00
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I had a wagnar electric paint roller from years ago, and it was nowhere near as good as a normal roller, and difficult to clean.

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  Reply # 1202429 23-Dec-2014 08:19
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floydbloke: Thanks.

I think I'll get one.  I've got a bit of a dicky back so the idea of 2 hours bending down to do it with an ordinary brush doesn't appeal, and I like that it has a wee bristle thing down the middle to go in the gaps which the other applicators don't seem to have.


It would be cheaper to pay a student to do it for you with a brush. 

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  Reply # 1202443 23-Dec-2014 08:55
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I use a speed brush, on a pole and a large paint tray, works fine. What product are you going to use on your deck?

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  Reply # 1202477 23-Dec-2014 09:45
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I've that Schaeffer's NZ Deck Sealant is very good. A nice golden finish, who wouldn't want a golden deck?
http://youtu.be/hkmeoYKYctw

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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?archive=1&id=664649475
I use this stuff at $80 per 10L.  It is a shop, they do not currently have listings but their contact details are below.  The guy mix it himself.  He tried a few commercial products and found they all use dyes which fade in sunlight, so he uses pigments and resin that don't.  The correct way to apply is to dip timber before fixing it, obviously you can't with an existing deck.  But you can brush/broom it also.  I used a normal brush for the first coat.  That was almost 3 years ago and never got around to do a second coat (was more important to first stain 90m x 2m of fencing).  I have now bought a proper decking brush (about $35) to see how that goes, hope it will be much faster than a cheap painter's brush.  I'll stain a small deck at the entrance in the next week or so, then probably pay someone to do the large one around the back where it does not have to be perfect and I don't have the time.  I'll post how it goes.

 

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