But before I can enjoy the deck, I have to re-stain it as it gets trampled throughout the year by me, the kids and the dog. I've added some photos of before and after.
Now, If I had the chance to install a deck all over again, I would probably use Trex which is made from recycled materials and never needs staining. But since that's not an option, its staining time.
Choosing the right stain is important. I go with Cabot water-based semi-solid paint. Why? It dries quickly, cleans up quickly and the semi-solid hides some of the deep scratches in the wood - thanks to Buckley and his claws.
Step 1: clean the deck and remove all items. scrub out any bird poo or any other dirt, powerwash & let dry
Step 2: grab you roller and get staining.
let it dry overnight and enjoy - and don't get mad at new scratches and messes from the kids and dog.
Next project - redoing the deck furniture. back - are you ready?