Sunday, June 11, 2017

More Fun with Decks

Deck Work
It seems that this is the summer of decks. Last weekend I was helping Patrick and Tina and this weekend my deck needed some maintenance and updated stain. 

Chris Clearing the Plants off the Deck
First up was to replace one of the boards. While it should have been easy, one of the screw heads was stripped and I had to pry the board up. I cut a new board to fit and we were ready to deck wash and then after it dried refresh the stain to protect the decking. 

We had last stained the deck about four years ago and it is remarkable how much wear was evident. It was a perfect day for the activity. The humidity was low and so drying time was reduced. 
After the First Coast of Stain

In the end it came out very nicely. It looks good and now we just have to refresh the railings so everything matches. The brighter redwood color is nice as well. Looks like it is going to be a long summer of staining the deck.

It was nice to be able to fall into the pool at the end of the hot workday! Yes, someone finally swam in my pool which has been open for over a month!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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