Well, after a few hassles we've finished stage one of our timber-free deck around our pool.
Pretty happy with the result.
One annoying finishing thing we had trouble with was the painting.
You use a paving paint to seal the HardieDeck & because it's beside a pool we added the correct non-slip grit to the paint following the [very vague...] instructions.
In some areas it's conspicuously thick with grit the problem being you really only saw this once dry & there's no way to fix it short of sanding everything back...
I can live with it but Denise... not so happy...
I'll have a video of the project soon for anyone interested.
Not sure where you get paint expert from @Jason ? My paint mixing skills are now redundent...
Grit would tend to settle in the bottom of the can I think and bottom of the can is hard to mix at the best of times.
Turning the tin upside down for a while may have the grit near the top when you start mixing making it easier to get a more even blend.
Power stirer over hand mixing.
Mix regualy while you are painting.
Thanks @Brad, I think the issue with this grit additive is that really long strokes are needed as you are applying it and you need to 'work' the paint a little once it's on to get even distribution.
Unfortunately there was no information on the tin about application techniques & even when I checked the company's webpage they didn't have any tips on using THEIR grit with THEIR paint.
Not a lot of help. Should have seen that as a red-flag to start with perhaps.
hi this looks great! The painting looks very smart. Im wondering about the maintenance on this versus having to continually oil a deck - I'm guessing this may be lower maintenance?