Willow has a habit of launching off my back deck without using the stairs. I have started to notice scratch marks and chipping paint on my top landing. My deck is painted pressure treated wood decking. I need to do something about this before my wife sees It and me and Willow wind up in the og house.
Any suggestions? :-\
Can you affix some sort of rubber matting around the launch pad? It will protect the wood from further damage...and hide the damage already done?
Melissa, Remy & Brooklyn
Originally Posted by Retriever Mama
Not a bad idea I’m just concerned with trapping moisture underneath and having the wood rot
Oh do I feel your pain....I have to paint/stain my deck every year on the landing and stairs because it gets worn down to the wood. Last year I changed from a dark color to a lighter one that matches the raw wood better so it's not so obvious when it gets scratched off.
Unless you put down some sort of protection, there is not much you can do about it. I have to sand my deck down every two years to remove the scratches. Then I reseal the wood with a quality wood sealer.
DW is no longer allowed on deck
Alternate: Tear off the decking and put down a composite material deck board.
I tore our deck down three years ago, needed it, and rebuilt the whole thing with composites. No stain, no paint, no seal. I do power wash it at the beginning of the season. Good excuse to add a power washer to the toy box.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.