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We will reply to your comment shortly· 02/21/2009Brightening is the second step after you either clean or strip the deck. It is needed to neutralize the cleaner/stripper and brightens/lightens the wood. For more info please read these articles.
[b]Wood Deck Restoration[/b] ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/deck-restoration-steps.htm[/url])
We will reply to your comment shortly· 02/21/2009Is "brightening" a form of staining or is it something you use before / in between staining jobs? How often would you recommend to have it done? Does it matter whether the deck is new, old, very old? Ours is 3+ years old and needs re-staining, I wonder whether brightening is something I need to think of as well.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 02/21/2009Messmers Oxford Brown ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/messmersuvplus.htm[/url]) is a great choice for a brown stain color.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 02/21/2009Yeah, that's well within the budget that I'm getting paid for. There's some really good money in painting someones porch.
I'll see about getting a hold of an Oxford Brown, it's just the color he's looking for. Thanks.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 02/18/2009I would suggest a stain color that has a reddish/brown tint. This will ehance the natural tone so that it will look similar to a mahogany color. Here is a couple of examples:
TWP Rustic ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/twpwoodsealers.htm[/url])
Messmers Dark Walnut ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/messmers-uv-plus.htm[/url])
Unfortunately you cannot have a high quality stain and have it cheap in price. You definitely get what you pay for. Good news is he would only need a gallon or two for a 150 foot deck.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 02/18/2009My neighbor is trying to get a sort of darker look on his porch, since it stands out way too much for his liking. What would you recommend as a darker stain that gives it a mahogany-color?
Preferably something cheap, he's got a rather large porch, like 15ft by 10ft.