Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Advice from the Pros:


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Advice from the Pros:

Deck Maintenance

Once your deck is finished and is starting to be exposed to the elements, there are several things you should be on the look out to ensure the wood continues to be properly protected. It's always a good idea to check for protruding nails and loose boards regularly. Over time you may see sap that has crystallized, commonly around knots in the wood--it can easily be removed by scraping or with a little turpentine. Try to keep the deck swept clear of leaves, which when they get wet could potential stain the deck surface. Before winter, remove items like potted plants and metal patio furniture to help prevent staining.  Read more...


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Advice from the Pros:

Applying Stain to Your Deck

Now that your deck is clean, dry, and maybe even stripped, it's ready to accept stain.  Read more...


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Advice from the Pros:

Stain Selection

In our previous blog we gave you the basic information on how to prepare you deck before staining. Now it's time to decide what type of stain you're going to apply. Let's start with the basics. You can choose from typical alkyd- or latex-based stains or the new Arborcoat line of stains. Next, decide on the opacity of the finish before making the all-important color decision.  Read more...