How to Install Trex Color-Matched Composite Deck Screws


Welcome to the ultimate guide on installing Trex Color-Matched Composite Deck Screws! These screws are specially designed to seamlessly integrate with all Trex decking lines, ensuring a flawless finish for your outdoor oasis. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the positioning, features, benefits, and installation process of these innovative screws, helping you achieve a stunning deck that stands the test of time.

Disclaimer: Instructions provided by Trex® are based on the build specifications that Trex® demonstrated in the Trex® Academy video series and are not universal to all homeowners’ projects. A homeowner’s build may vary from Trex’s instructions based on the homeowner’s local municipality requirements, individual design preference and project specifications. For questions or assistance needed during your project, please reach out to

10 seconds per fastener
*Times may vary
Step-by-Step Instructions
Chapter 01: About the Trex Color-match Composite Deck Screws
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Features and Benefits

  • Machine-Cut Slot: The machine-cut slot effortlessly pierces through the high-performance Trex shell, facilitating a smooth installation process.
  • Lower Threads and HEXSTIX: Unique tri-lobe lower thread design paired with patented HEXSTIX drive technology ensures a fast and wobble-free drive, enhancing efficiency and precision.
  • Mushrooming Elimination: Reverse threads and a unique head design prevent mushrooming around the screw head, resulting in a clean and polished finish.
  • Flawless Color-Match: An epoxy-coated head flawlessly matches all Trex shell colors, providing exceptional resistance to color-fade and corrosion.
  • Warranty: Enjoy the same warranty length as the deck board when using Trex Transcend, Select, and Enhance lines of decking, offering peace of mind and durability.

Packs & Contents

Trex color-matched composite deck screws are available in three convenient pack sizes (75 ct., 350 ct., and 1,400 ct.), each including patented HEXSTIX drive bits. This ensures you have everything you need to complete your project efficiently.

Note: These screws are not recommended for use in salt environments or with sleeper systems less than 2” thick.

Step 1: Plan out Fastener Placement

Use two screws per joist or stair stringer to ensure optimal stability for your deck.

Step 2: Drive the Screw

Drive screws at a 90-degree angle to the face of the board to achieve a secure fit with a drill or impact driver. 

Pro Tip

Before installing screws closer than 1” from an end or edge, pre-drill the deck board using a 1/8” drill bit for precision placement.

Step 3: Make it flush

Countersink the screw head until it is flush with the surface of the deck board to achieve a polished aesthetic.



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