Mini Post: Deck Rebuild –

By Wayne Halm –

Question: What do you do after you have the deck planks sanded and stained?

Answer: You do it again!

The first coat of stain hardens around the fuzz the first sanding left on the wood, it can feel rough.  A second hand sanding with fine grit paper is time consuming but yields a much smoother surface.

2015-11-20--#01--Deck Rebuild - Sanded boards

After the second sanding the planks look and feel much better.


I got them all sanded and even put a second coat of stain on two of the planks.

2015-11-20--#02--Deck Rebuild - Closeup Sanded boards

Sanded planks on the left – second coat on the right.


Okay, I felt progress today.  Sally walked round and round barefoot on the deck, she liked the smooth feel – I took that as a good sign.

Check back tomorrow and see how I do.

Then — Come play golf with me.


Click here to see what happens next – or –

Return to Golfing on Kauai Home Page  to see other post about the Deck Rebuilding process.


6 thoughts on “Deck Post 10 Again

    • Aloha Josh,

      Already you have been married long enough to know what is important – smart man!

      I spent half an hour laying those planks back in place so she could walk on them – I too know what is important.

      A Hui Hou,

    • Aloha Jim,

      Yep, the “happy wife” thing is important!! I’ve been working at it for 41 years now – maybe I will get it right some day. (But I wouldn’t bet much on it.)

      A Hui Hou,

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