How To Build A Deck - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

How To Build A Deck

When you're building a deck with wood or composite lumber, supplementing nails, screws, and other traditional fasteners with construction adhesive is an easy way to get stronger, longer-lasting results.

Here are four commonly overlooked deck components and how construction adhesives make them better.

1. Stairs

Apply 1/4-inch continuous line (bead) of LIQUID NAILS® Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive (LN-902) to the framing/stringers before nailing and screwing in the steps.

2. Composite Lumber Skirting, Baseboards, and Fascia Boards

In order to accommodate the increased movement between skirting, baseboards, and fascia boards, use LIQUID NAILS® Fuze*It® All Surface Construction Adhesive (LN-2000). Apply a 1/4-inch bead of adhesive to each framing piece prior to installation with nails or screws.

3. Railings

For railings, use Liquid Nails Subfloor & Deck Construction Adhesive with nails and screws to provide better long-term durability.

4. Decorative Caps and Trim

For decorative caps and trim, use Liquid Nails Fuze*It All Surface Construction Adhesive to minimize the need to use fasteners.
When building a deck using any of these construction adhesives, you can achieve a sturdier deck with no squeaky boards, and you won’t need as many nails, so no more dangerous nails popping.
Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.