Examine the finish at least once a year to maintain the protection and beauty your staining efforts provide. Remember, it’s not an “all or nothing” proposition when it comes to maintenance. Simply attend to those areas that are weathered, worn, or mildewed by cleaning, sanding, and refinishing small areas before larger problems occur. A light
Preparing Your Deck For Staining Remove as many items as you can (planters, hoses, outdoor furniture, light fixtures) and cover other items (steps, plants, sidewalks, paths) with drop cloths. Examine the deck for surface wear, cracked boards, and popped nails. Make any necessary repairs before you can stain your deck. New or Uncoated Decks The deck
Painted floors always make a statement. For this bungalow kitchen floor, the simplest painted floor technique lends architectural interest and scale to the room. Leaving the alternating 2' x 2' black-and-wood check in its original state solved the most common problem old house enthusiasts know well-that there's a limit to how much sanding a very
Without proper maintenance, a wooden deck won’t last long. To protect your deck and keep it looking like new, you need to refinish it and give it a fresh coat of stain. In this second video in our 2-part series on deck maintenance, we’ll show you the basics of sanding and staining a wooden deck.
We all wish that every piece of wood in our home could stay as fresh and beautiful as the day it was first finished, but that simply isn’t possible. Each day the wood around us, from floors and woodwork to furniture and fine antiques, is subjected to sunlight, grit, dust, moisture and dry air.[pullquote]Aubuchon Hardware & HardwareStore.com carry