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 [ ... ]
Exotic hardwoods like Ipe are becoming popular for decks and other exterior wood surfaces. These woods are beautiful in nature and provide excellent durability. However, they do need to be protected with a wood stain to keep them from becoming weathered. Wood fading, graying, cracking and splitting [ ... ]
Having a deck in Canada means putting up with harsh weather, especially in the winter. This is the most vulnerable time when an exterior wood deck is subjected to moisture from rain and snow. It is also prone to freeze and thaw damage that occurs when melting snow and unwanted moisture penetrates th [ ... ]
While it is important that a deck needs to be protected from the weather it can make things worse by applying stain on a surface that has not been cleaned. Prior to applying a deck stain the wood should be free of dirt, mold, mildew, graying and any old failing stains. A clean bare wood surface will [ ... ]
Where to buy TWP stain?
If you are in need of a high-quality deck stain to provide protection for your deck and deck railings then you will most likely be considering the TWP stain brand as one of your options.
The benefits of using this brand are plentiful as it is one of the most well-known and [ ... ]
There are certain steps to take when protecting and preserving a wood surface like a deck, fencing, wood siding, roofing or a log home. The wood needs to be cleaned thoroughly and prepped prior to staining. A wood prep consists of cleaning the wood followed by a neutralizing process to open the wood [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]