Mar 25 2012

TWP 100 Series

When it comes to preserving any exterior wood surface, it’s important to know that the wood stain you use can make all the difference. For the do-it-yourselfer there isn’t anything more essential than getting good results. Whether it’s a wood deck, fence, cedar shakes, wood siding, or other wood structure, choosing the right deck stain [...]

Mar 20 2012

Properly Preparing a Wood Deck for Stain

When you’ve come to the decision to refinish your deck it’s important to understand the right and wrong way to do it. Cleaning a deck is the most crucial step in the wood restoration process. While some people may think the only thing that matters is the brand or type of deck stain they use, [...]

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Mar 15 2012

Wood and Deck Strippers – Removing Failing Deck Stains

To properly restore a deck it’s necessary to first clean the wood. This includes removing any old failing deck stain that may still be present. When old stain is left on a deck the new stain can’t penetrate the wood properly and you simply worsen the problem. It’s essential to strip a deck back down [...]

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Mar 9 2012

Is Staining a Pressure Treated Deck Necessary

There seems to be some confusion on the part of consumers concerning pressure treated decks. This is one of the most popular choices for deck lumber due to its durability and fair cost. Through our experience, we have found that many homeowners are under the impression that pressure treated wood does not need to be [...]

Mar 5 2012

Deck Stains – Water Based vs. Oil Based

It’s highly important to protect your exterior wood surfaces such as decks, fences, wood siding, outdoor furniture, and other exterior structures. These surfaces are subjected to unforgiving weather conditions during all seasons. A quality wood stain will save you time and money spent on wood maintenance. Unlike paint, which forms a film atop the surface, [...]