More than 80% of all decks in the United States are built entirely or partially with pressure treated wood. While the market for composite, low maintenance, decking materials continue to grow, the posts, beams and joists are usually made from pressure treated wood because of its structural strength. At many lumberyards and home centers, wood suppliers have added color to their inventory of treated wood products to enhance its overall appearance.

Thunderbolt offer three colors for staining: Redtone – often used when building fences or deck planks, Cedartone – which can be found on decks and trellises, and Chocolate Brown – commonly used by parks and forestry departments. The use of stained treated wood products is not limited to these types of projects and is often used instead of the natural color that is produced through the treating process.

Many Do-It—Yourselfers, backyard professionals and construction enthusiasts may want to build a project using stained pressure treated wood products but may not like the aesthetics of incised lumber and may opt out of this procedural step in the processing of treated wood. In most cases this would be ill advised, as Douglas Fir lumber is considered a hard-to-treat species. The incising aids in the penetration of the preservative into the wood.

NOTE:  If the treated wood material is made of Douglas Fir lumber and is not incised, also known as, “treated to refusal” or “non-conforming”.  It may not meet nor conform to any AWPA (American Wood Protection Association) Use Category Standards.  There is no offer of a warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied with this type of treating process.
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