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  1. Painting
    Hi. The weather forecast for the next two weeks is encouraging, so I expect to have to sand and stain the second portion of a deck. As I had to get rid of the layer of semi-transparent stain and sealer (peeled), I did it with 40 --> 60 --> 80 sanding (orbital). Quite satisfied, the (oil-based...
  2. Painting
    Hi! I just stained my deck with Thompson’s waterseal waterproofing stain. I’ve decided it is too dark and would like to stain over it with something lighter in color. Apparently they don’t make this in a grey shade. It’s not a large area so I don’t mind painting over it. Is there any product I...
  3. Painting
    I appreciate the time you take to read this long post and share any advice you may have! Deck = 14x28 + privacy walls with lattice + 88 spindles + 8 steps SE Michigan 4' off the ground with open access on mostly 3 sides made of pine/cedar? .. whatever is cheaper for contractors 12 years old...
  4. Painting
    I have a large deck that was stained by the previous owner. The previous stain was Behr Solid Stain Acrylic based. The finish has probably been on for around 5 years and it is peeling, fading and very dirty. I am leaning towards an oil based Cabot stain to refinish. I am also planning on...
  5. Painting
    My dear husband, a former electrical, mechanical and general contractor but NOT a painting contractor, is in the midst of staining our new cedar deck. Bless him. The deck was put down and it was done well and then the weather turned ugly. Two months passed. My dear husband (we'll just say dh...
  6. Carpentry
    I have a large (500sf) wood deck that needs to be re-stained. I started by pressure washing the deck but I used a turbo tip on my power washer and caused many of the boards to splinter. This weekend I rented a floor sander and got my butt kicked to the point that I just returned it. No matter...
  7. Blog
    The most important factor in deck staining is surface preparation. Great surface preparation is the KEY to outstanding results. Prep right, and the deck will turn out great. Rush through prep, skip a step (or two) and the deck won’t look nearly as good. A major source of problems and...
  8. Blog
    A properly applied stain is part of regular maintenance to protect your deck from stains, mildew, the elements and damaging uv rays. Stain products exist for every type of deck, including composite decking. Selecting the appropriate product to match the your deck material and applying it the...
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