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    DIY Pool Deck Repair

    Shit I must be getting old. First serious DIY home renovation for the Kerrs. My pool deck is in a sorry state and damaged from a recent cyclone, so its overhaul time.


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    Would really like something a bit Black Pearl2esque (Pattaya Black Pearl Bar) for entertaining Polynesian beauties (yep just like the two below), but in reality we just need something we won’t fall through and looks okay.






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    err Wayne do you know what DIY stands for ?

    pic's will be required or it didn't happen

    edited to correct my dyslexia , meant DIY not DYI .
    Last edited by Mid; 17-01-2010 at 04:28 PM.

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    Nice opportunity.

    once all sanded/varnished, I'd go for a BBQ area in the foreground area. And get a lot of greenery in there, especially around the fence.

    And definitely get rid of white wooden wall spoiling that nice panorama.

    What are your plans?

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    Anyway gunna start this week and will update as we go. Got a heap of sandpaper and first step’ll be sanding all the peeling paint. Will do by hand as no equipment.

    Never done this before so will decide how to coat the wood as we go, but any tips appreciated. Also got no ideas of colour, it was white before which is a pain for hungover eyes in the bright tropical sun, would be good to hear any suggestions (don’t suppose there is a decent program one can fiddle around with colour schemes on?)

    Also in two minds as to whether I’ll rebuild the screen behind it, run with the undamaged half, or just pull the whole lot down. It was put up to give some privacy from the flats across the small valley, but would prefer the views of the jungle and flats across I think. Plus would give us a better view of what is down behind, bit important since about 10% of "farang" houses in our area have had home invasions over past 3 months.


    ^ the deck, put my foot through it around Christmas and nearly found myself on crutches again


    ^ The busted screen and the jungle behind, the white paint doesn't really fit in with the surrounds very well


    ^ half screen or full screen, both stick out like dogs balls I reckon, serves no purpose really, except screen us from the view below



    Anyway will see how it all pans out. Any tips on what outdoor paints to use, best primers for this thing etc? Anyone with a feel for colours got any ideas of a colour scheme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    And definitely get rid of white wooden wall spoiling that nice panorama.
    Thanks mate, have been thinking of that. Other half ended up like this during recent cyclone. Reckon I'll get the sledgehammer onto the other, or might transplant it to the tomato garden.


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    Quite amazing that a cyclone can take all that paint off, looks exactly like old age with nobody caring for the wood

    Wood actually looks nice in it's natural colors suprisingly enough, think I would rebuild the screen but stick a halogen lamp with an infrared detector on it up there pointing out to the jungle, thieves etc don't like lights generally.

    Also you need to dump any wood that is rotten, really aint worth trying to save it.

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    With all due respects I hate wooden decking as it is not only high maintenance but gets fvcking hot and unbearable to walk on.

    If the property is yours I would strip the wooden shit out and if the foundations are good put some tiles and grass down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Quite amazing that a cyclone can take all that paint off, looks exactly like old age with nobody caring for the wood
    Man it was really windy, blowin its bloody tits off in fact

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Think I would rebuild the screen but stick a halogen lamp with an infrared detector on it up there pointing out to the jungle, thieves etc don't like lights generally.
    Was thinking that, but my bedroom has a deck a few metres above the pool.


    Screen is a bit of a problem security wise, since we can't really see whats going on down there. Was thinking some sensors with floodlights which we can also control from the deck. Had some idiot cut through the razor wire a while ago and a balaclava found after the dogs chased them off so a bit paranoid these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    If the property is yours I would strip the wooden shit out and if the foundations are good put some tiles and grass down.
    Thanks for the tip, but the pools half in ground and the deck's a few foot up and can't afford the fill/retaining wall to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Thanks for the tip, but the pools half in ground and the deck's a few foot up
    Mate I don't want to sound negative but a few foot can be back filled with soil and then plant some nice broad-leaf grass around the pool.

    My mate had wooden decking around his pool and it lasted less than a year before he ripped it out and replaced it with nice terracotta tiles.

    Good luck with whatever you choose to do and especially with regard to your families security.

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    edited my ambiguous post ,

    meant we will require pics of Sir with implements of destruction and construction in hand as opposed to signing cheques

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    Delegating it yourself (DIY) might be the best way to go here Mid.

    Wayne is not a small bloke and could easily crash through that decking.

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    Man give a bloke a fair go hey? This brickies forum is hard work!

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    Delegating it yourself (DIY)



    episteme.arstechnica.com

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    Shit and here I was hoping the bloody Indian labourers turned up this week, seems my cover is blown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Will do by hand as no equipment. Never done this before so will decide how to coat the wood as we go, but any tips appreciated. Also got no ideas of colour, it was white before which is a pain for hungover eyes in the bright tropical sun, would be good to hear any suggestions (don’t suppose there is a decent program one can fiddle around with colour schemes on?)
    Perhaps your computer has a USB sander attachment Wayne?

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    The only way to handle this type of DIY project Wayne!

    Just make sure you use water resistant pens and cheque books!


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    Wayne they tell me those Swiss army knives are a versatile tool.

    No, I I'm taking the p aren't I? Judging by the excellent job you did at my Sydney ponderosa the job should be done in no time flat.

    Have you phoned Channel 9? I believe they are looking for challenges for Extreme Home Makeovers.

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    ^^ too bloody right LT, I'm too busy working on my water feature below for that stuff



    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Longprong
    erhaps your computer has a USB sander attachment Wayne?
    Cheeky git ... anyway JLP, being an artist you any ideas for the paint job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Longprong
    Have you phoned Channel 9? I believe they are looking for challenges for Extreme Home Makeovers.
    Yeah, yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Got a heap of sandpaper and first step’ll be sanding all the peeling paint. Will do by hand as no equipment.
    You must be mad. Way too much to do by hand.

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    Rip it all out and replace it with Conwood look a like wooden planks, woodgrain finish on the top, paint it with acrylic paint and it's there for ever. Use Conwood self tapping screws to secure it instead of trying to drill through the boards.

    If you figure on leaving it wood have a look at Sadolin varnish, it's about the hardest longest wearing finish around.

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    Thanks Banjo, has been raining here so can't get started yet, instead just looking around the timer yards, unfortunately they are just selling mangrove planks here, paint is hard to find, "look a like" stuff i'd have to import, anyway lucky it rained as I appreciate ya advice

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    ^You could always use wet and dry for your sanding down wayne it's not as though it's cold out there.

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    Are those girls really in Black pearl bar in Pattaya ??

    Where is it exacery.....for a friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickingbuddy
    Rip it all out and replace it with Conwood look a like wooden planks
    great name..."Con" wood

    horrible stuff

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