Yakima Riveria

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Yakima
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Yakima Riveria

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Im finished covering the top with plywood and so its time to move onto planking. Just wondering how do you guys get the edge of the deck that dark? Is it paint or a dark stain? and what is the consensus on mastic between the planks vs. a thin light color strip of wood?

thanks!

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The dark wood is done with stain or dyes. There have been a lot of discussion on this and there are a lot of ways to skin that cat. Same with using caulk, colored epoxy, or light wood between the planks. All have their advantages and disadvantages.

I used epoxy and microballoons because I liked the bright white color. I used Behlan's Solar Lux wood dyes to stain my deck. They are thinned with alcohol so they don't raise the grain. I could dye the wood and go straight into encapsulation.

Other options are filler stains, gel stains, metal dyes. All have been used with good results.
-Jim
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Pictures please.

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Thanks for the reply! Roberta- its not very pretty with plywood on the deck. As soon as it starts looking a bit nicer, I will post a fewG

Greg

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