Deck Finishes

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A Guide to Stripping or Refinishing a Deck

Bring out a warm, welcoming glow.

white painted concrete porch with railing
7 Tips for Painting a Concrete Porch

Brighten things up with a fresh new coat.

Using a power washer to clean a wood deck.
How to Resurface a Wood Deck

Make your old deck look brand new again.

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Painting a Concrete Porch

Sometimes all a drab concrete porch needs is a coat of paint to give it new life.

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How to Properly Use a Deck Stain Sprayer

Make quick work of staining.

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How to Paint a Wood Porch Railing

Brush up your barriers.

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How to Apply Concrete Pool Deck Coating

Protect your investment with a layer of waterproofing.

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6 Tips for Applying a Second Coat of Deck Stain

Applying a second coat of stain is necessary to protect your deck, but do you know how to do it properly?

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What Is the Best Treatment for Redwood?

With the proper care, and this handy do it yourself guide your redwood deck will look like new again.

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Redwood Deck Staining: Bring Out The Brilliance

Staining a redwood deck is necessary to retain its hue.

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How to Paint Wooden Porch Columns

Wooden porch columns are the best especially when you want to give the column an artistic, classy, elegant or a stylish look. Wood is something that can be carved on very easily and can be made into different shapes and designs to make it look very beautiful as well as different and nice. You can also

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Paint a Porch Floor: 4 Tips

If you intend to paint your porch floor, you will have to prepare with the needed supplies and you should follow a few steps.1. Clean the AreaThe area must be cleaned prior to applying the paint, to remove debris, dust or possibly paint. If you are removing paint, don’t use a paint thinner, as this

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How to Paint a Porch Floor

There are some special tools and materials that are important to apply if you want to paint a porch floor. Since the porch will have more foot traffic on it than just about any other part of the house, and it is exposed to the elements, it is very important that it is properly protected so that it will

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How to Prepare a Porch Floor for Paint

As anyone who has attempted a porch floor paint job before can attest, this procedure is made much easier and cleaner by taking a few proper precautions before you begin. Your porch floor will likely be dirty and not readily able to accept paint in its current state, even if it hasn't been used very

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How to Remove Concrete Porch Paint

Removing old concrete porch paint can be difficult, especially in the case when the original job created a strong bond between the cement and the layer of paint. This is normally the case if the job was done correctly in the first place. Fortunately, it is still possible to remove it although it is a

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How to Paint Wooden Porches

Wooden porches are often chosen for their appearance and the cozy atmosphere they create. However, when the wood is old or when the old paint starts to crack, your entire house will look unwelcoming. You will need to paint your porch, as the fresh paint will not only improve the appearance of the porch

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How to Prepare Your Deck for Deck Staining

The end result is directly related to the prep work.

A deck being sealed.
How Many Coats of Deck Sealer to Put on Your Deck

Deck sealer will extend your deck’s service life.

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How to Seal a Deck

Sealing a wooden deck is important for long term stability.

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Tips for Staining Deck Spindles

Deck spindles are wooden rods that help support the banister

Step-By-Step Deck Spray Painting

The step-by-step deck spray painting process is a simple one to follow.

A backyard wood deck surrounded by bright green trees.
How to Sand Stain Off Your Wooden Deck

Prep your deck for a whole new look using these steps.

Choosing a Deck Stain or Sealer

Choosing a deck stain or sealer is an important step when finishing your deck.

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How to Paint Decking

Give new life to your wood deck.

How to Stain Concrete Pool Decks

Staining your own concrete pool deck can be a good weekend project that will change and enhance the look of your pool area.

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5 Types of Deck Stain Explained

Consider these stain to protect your deck against the elements.

A woman stains a deck.
How Long Will Your Deck Stain Last?

Stain shows off the wood's grain. Deck stain penetrates into the wood to form a seal against water, snow, ice, and the freezing and thawing that occurs with the seasons.

5 Tips for Applying Semi Transparent Deck Stain

Applying semi transparent deck stain is an ideal way to add color to your patio as well as protect it.

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Semi-Transparent Deck Stain vs Transparent Deck Stain

If you have a wooden deck that needs to be stained regularly, you might consider a semi-transparent deck stain.

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How to Restore the Color of Exterior Redwood

Redwood is often preferred for siding and decks because of its attractive appearance, unsurpassed stability and the durability of its heartwood.

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Does Deck Sealer Expire?

Everything has an expiration date, including deck sealer.

A deck being painted.
How to Prep a Deck for Painting

Deck paint can seal the wood.

staining cedar decking
6 Cedar Decking Stain Tips

Before you decide to stain your cedar decking, be sure to take these tips to get the best, longest-lasting results.

A man scraping an old garage that needs paint.
Common Problems with Exterior Wood

By applying the right paints, finishes, and preservatives you can head off many problems