How do Dex-N-Dox boards "breathe"?
The coatings used for Dex-N-Dox are semi-permeable membranes. Water cannot readily penetrate but water vapour can pass through the film. Thus, the moisture content of your deck changes slowly with the seasons.
How quickly can I get my boards?
Total elapsed time from date of order varies on whether your color is in stock and overall distance, but the average is 14 to 21 days.
What type of wood are Dex-N-Dox boards made of?
We use furniture grade Eastern White Pine, slowly kiln dried for stability and minimize shrinkage. Western Cedar is also offered as an option.
Do Dex-N-Dox boards scratch easily?
Dex-N-Dox boards are coated with a nano-ceramic reinforced polyurethane coating which is three to five times more scratch resistant than comparable surfaces.
Do Dex-N-Dox boards stain?
The polyurethane finish used to coat the Dex-N-Dox boards has a very hard non-porous finish which is impervious to contamination by BBQ grease, tanning lotions, food (ketchup, mustard, onions, etc) and beverages (juices, milk, wine, etc.). Thus it resists stains more than composites and painted wood.
Do Dex-N-Dox boards fade?
No material is totally fade proof when exposed to years of UV exposure and the elements. However, the coating used to protect the Dex-N-Dox boards is design to resist fading. It’s at least three to five times more resistant than a regular paint. The fading characteristics are comparable to the paint on your car.
Can I paint Dex-N-Dox boards?
Dex-N-Dox boards can be coated using Gemthane Cottage Coat topcoat. Simply give a light sanding and recoat all or any areas that you desire. You can even change the colour of your deck if you want to alter your outdoor colour scheme.
How do I clean Dex-N-Dox boards?
Dex-N-Dox boards should be washed periodically using a scrub brush, hot water and ordinary soap. Power washing with soap injection is also acceptable. Do not use bleach or other strong oxidants as these chemicals may alter the finish.
How do I remove snow and ice?
Never use a metal shovel or sharp tools to remove snow and ice. Use a plastic shovel to remove the snow and some road salt to remove the ice. The finish is impervious to salt.
What do I do if one board is damaged?
Depending on the nature of the damage you can either replace the board or simply give it a light sanding and recoat it.
Will Dex-N-Dox boards expand or contract?
The wood substrate is dimensionally very stable and will contract and expand slowly over time. For this reason, it is recommended to leave a 1/4” to 5/16” gap between boards and at the end of each board.
Do I need any special equipment or fasteners to install Dex-N-Dox boards?
The use of hidden fasteners such as Hidden Link Clips, Dexter or Deck Master under mount fasteners are recommended to create a smooth nail-free surface.
Do the deck boards get slippery?
The surface of the Dex-N-Dox boards is textured to provide a somewhat skid resistant yet comfortable surface for bare feet. If additional antiskid property is required, an anti-slip additive such as sand can be added to the surface.
Restorative coating for composite decks
It's no secret that composite deck boards – particularly the so-called "first generation" products – are particularly prone to color fading. If you own a composite deck that's showing signs of premature aging, and aren't ready to replace the deck just yet, we have a great solution.
GemThane Dex-N-Dox Resurfacer is a polymer coating, based on automotive clear-coat technology, that is used to preserve and restore the surface of residential decking.
Polymers cure by a chemical reaction and are dramatically more robust than paints, which simply dry through evaporation. Dex-N-Dox Resurfacer is designed for most types of man-made decking materials such as composites and vinyl, as well as for the periodic touching up and refreshing of GemThane Dex-N-Dox polymer-coated wooden deck boards.
How it works
Dex-N-Dox Resurfacer uses the same polyurethane and acrylic resins and the same ultra-violet additives used for automotive and yacht finishes. Dex-N-Dox Resurfacer penetrates and locks into the surface, then cures over several days to a tough, matte film that resists all the forces that conspire against your deck: weather extremes, acid rain, staining, mildew, sunlight and abrasion. The product is clear, but can be tinted with GemThane Dex-N-Dox Colorant to any of about 25 colors.
Dex-N-Dox Resurfacer contains a powerful anti-microbial additive that prevents mold and mildew from reaching the substrate and facilitates easy removal of any mold or mildew that does form on the surface. The Composite Deck Formula also contains GemThane’s “AP-50 Adhesion Promoter”, a proprietary additive that enhances adhesion to most varieties of plastic decking.
GemThane Dex-N-Dox is the world's best pre-finished real wood decking product. We ship our low maintenance wood deck boards to terminals all over the United States and Canada, including Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois, California, Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, Washington, Vermont, North Carolina, New York, Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Concecticut, Iowa, Missouri, Wyoming, and Minnesota, as well as British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland.