Well the front porch is done but the back deck and playtower are another story! They are desperate need of a makeover but are in good shape structurally so we'll just be tackling them with stain at some point this summer. I've been looking at various stain options and one I came across is Flood® Wood Care and their helpful Staining Made Simple Guide.
I estimated that this large deck, railing, and the multiple steps leading to the backyard would wind up being about 1,000 square feet that we need to stain. The Staining Guide walked me through selecting the right stain for the type of wood the deck is made of and the type of finished look I want. Then it provided a recommendation on a cleaner, estimated amounts to purchase (including a printable shopping list!) and application instructions. It even told me what the perfect weather for the project was and looked up which stores near me carry Flood stains. How much easier does it get?!
In fact, it was so easy now that I look around I am seeing future projects like this retaining wall and those battered folding tables from the first picture that will need to be tackled...
Give the Staining Made Simple Guide a try yourself!
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