Any trip into your local hardware store will prove there are many deck stains to choose from. But when most people do a search for “deck stains near me” they are mostly looking for a quality type of deck stain. They are perhaps looking for a stain that will last longer than the stain the [ ... ]
Once you have put in the time and money to stain your deck or other exterior wood surface it makes sense to save any remaining deck stain for future use. Left over stain can be stored and used in the future once the wood needs to be recoated again. Following a few simple rules when dealing with how [ ... ]
The process of wood staining can vary from surface to surface. Many variables come into play during a stain application like wood type, age and porosity of the wood. Not all wood surfaces are the same and the staining process will vary from surface to surface. When dealing with pressure treated lumb [ ... ]
It is well known that wood needs to be stained or sealed to preserve its beauty and protect it from harsh elements like water and UV rays. Natural unprotected wood is prone to mildew, cracking, warping and discoloring. In the long term, wood that is not shielded is vulnerable to wood rot and structu [ ... ]
Decks probably take the majority of abuse in colder climates. Winter can be especially harsh on a deck when moisture penetration and freeze/thaw damage is common. The key to a long lasting, beautiful deck in a cold region like Canada is using a stain that will hold up in tough conditions. Oil based [ ... ]
There is no doubt that Ipe and other exotic hardwoods are extremely dense in nature. This makes these woods tough to protect because most wood stains are not able to penetrate them. Penetration is necessary to protect these woods from harsh elements that cause discoloration and graying. Ipe Oil is s [ ... ]
Decks in Canada certainly take on their fair share of abuse. With harsh winter weather decks are exposed to rain, snow and freezing temperatures. These can cause warping, cracking and splitting of wood fibers not to mention mold, mildew and UV damage. Decks in Canada can however last for many years [ ... ]
Keeping your wood boat dock in good structural condition means it must be maintained on a routine basis. Periodically cleaning the wood and coating it with new stain will preserve the wood’s integrity and appearance.
The key to prolonged protection is to use the best wood stain for a boat doc [ ... ]
Finding a quality paver sealer is half the battle in preserving and protecting surfaces such as stamped concrete, decorative cement, acid stained cement, exposed aggregate, and brick pavers. With many brands of paver sealers on the market it can be a daunting task discovering a sealer that will hold [ ... ]
Sealing Concrete and Bricks
Sealing concrete and bricks are very easy. Just clean and apply a sealer. Water Repellent Sealers come in many various types and can be specific to the type of substrate that you will be sealing.
The use of a pressure washer is suggested when cleaning exterior concret [ ... ]
Restoring Exterior Brick Pavers
The steps needed to restore your Brick Pavers are relatively easy. All you need to do is clean, resand if needed, and apply a sealer. Paver Sealers can enhance the natural colors of your brick and come in Matte, Semi-Gloss, and Higher Gloss shine. If a "shi [ ... ]