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Slam out your Summer Projects – Stain your Deck

Like most items around the house, decks have a tendency to fade into the background, going un-noticed until one afternoon, relaxing on the deck while sipping your favorite beverage, you notice it’s not what it used to be. Perhaps some mildew has formed against the house. There may be a rust stain under the table legs. The finish might be faded and worn. It’s time to take advantage of the sunny days and re-stain the deck! Once you have selected your weekend, first up is a deck inspection. Is there any rottenwood? You can determine if a board is rotten by gently poking it with …

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How to Refinish Your Deck

Refinishing your deck can be easier you think. In just a weekend, you can turn your old, tired-looking deck into an outdoor oasis. With a few tips and a little bit of time, you can refinish and stain your deck and return it to a newer-looking state. The first step is looking for any dark spots on you decking, railings, or steps. These spots are usually wood oxidation and tannin bleed, common effects of weather. Dark spots are best addressed with a wood cleaner followed by a wood brightener, allowing the affected area to better blend in with the other areas of your deck. For …

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Lawn & Garden – Deck Maintenance – Wash & Repair

To get your deck ready for a fresh new coat of stain for deck maintenance, you will want to get started on your deck cleaning and your deck repair. Look over your deck and remove rotted boards. Replace the missing boards with new wood, using a circular saw, and 3” deck screws. These are easy repairs to make, but if you are not comfortable doing the repairs on your own, contact a local carpenter how has deck maintenance experience. To begin your deck maintenance and deck cleaning, start by sweeping off your deck. Use a cleaning agent and roll this cleaner onto your deck with …

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