Welcome to the 292nd Metamorphosis Monday!
Every few years I have my house, porches and decks professionally pressure-washed. Once that’s completed, it’s usually time to reapply a protective coat of stain to the floor of the decks. This year I decided to try something different.
In the past I’ve always used a water-based stain and I haven’t been too happy with how well it has held up, or I should say, hasn’t held up. Since my decks are underneath a lot of trees in my backyard, the decks require cleaning yearly. No matter what system I use to clean them, they always end up needing another application of stain afterwards.
This year I went a completely different route. Instead of using a water-based stain as I have in the past, I decided to go with an oil-based stain. Oil based stains are supposed to stand up to bad weather and the elements better than water-based stains, so hopefully I want have to stain near as often in the future.
I’m sharing the Before and After of this deck project at True Value on their “Projects” page.
Here’s how the deck looked right after cleaning…definitely in need of some weather-protecting stain.
I’m really pleased with how the oil-based stain went on and how it looked afterwards. You’ll find pictures of the completed project along with all the details about the staining process and the tools I used at True Value here: Staining Your Deck
Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been working on!
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