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One of the most popular questions that we get is "what is the best deck stain"? Unfortunately there is not a "best deck stain" but there are many high end deck and wood stains. The problem is trying to find the best deck stain for you and the environment that you live in.
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Unfortunately Behr Deck Stain is probably one of the most popular wood stains used by homeowners. Mostly due to the fact that consumers frequent the "Big Box" stores instead of doing the proper research on what makes a high quality stain.
Behr Wood and Deck stains have proven through th [ ... ]
Tips for Cleaning IPE Wood
IPE exotic hardwood is from the Brazilian Ironwood family. IPE resists rotting, decay, termites and has incredible strength. IPE's amazing durability can be attributed to it's extreme density which makes it 5 times harder then PTP, Cedar, and Redwood. It has become in rec [ ... ]
Brick pavers have always been a great choice for decorative driveways, sidewalks, and patios. They can be used to create an endless amount of designs and can last for many years. With a good solid base, proper installation, and maintenance, brick pavers can last as long as any type of hard surface l [ ... ]
There are not many surfaces around your home that are more expensive than concrete. At the same time, when concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks, and porches are maintained and kept in good shape, they can keep their value and last for many years.
Maintaining concrete is a simple process of washing [ ... ]
Once you have decided to stain your wood deck, it goes without saying that finding a quality deck stain is going to make all the difference. Whether you are restoring an older deck or wanting to protect a newer one, it's crucial to use the best deck stain you can find.For the do-it-yourselfer it's a [ ... ]
Having the right tools for any job is important and deck restoration is no exception. Many of the tools needed for restoring or maintaining a wood deck are available for purchase or rent. A pressure washer or stiff broom will work up debris and dirt that has collected and settled into the wood. Pain [ ... ]
To get the most out of a wood deck it needs to be protected from the environment and harsh weather conditions. Harmful UV rays and moisture can lessen the longevity of a wood deck in no time. Protecting the wood will block out these damaging conditions giving you many years of enjoyment from your de [ ... ]
Protecting your wood deck from the elements is a necessity if you want it to last, but finding quality protection can be a bit of a dilemma with so many decking stains on the market.
Recently, there have been some deck stains that claim to last anywhere from 5-7 years on a deck. It's slapped right [ ... ]
It depends on the severity of neglect but normally an aged deck can be brought back to life. As long as the deck boards aren’t too warped or rotted, washing a deck properly can make it look almost new again. Getting rid of all the grayed out wood fibers caused from sun damage is usually not a prob [ ... ]
Over the years it has been said that you should let your deck "weather" for a year before cleaning and staining it. According to most wood restoration experts, this is nothing but an old myth. To the contrary, a deck is actually most vulnerable to water and sun damage during the first year. After [ ... ]
All of this talk about “green,” sustainable, LEED’s compliant, what does it mean, why is it important? Many markets have embraced this concept and are benefiting from the performance of these types of products. Gemini introduced Storm Shield Deck Stain in 2010 and has experienced significant g [ ... ]
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