Monday, May 20, 2013

Translucent deck, solid facing/posts/rails

One of our common techniques is to sand the deck surface fully and apply a translucent stain, which we believe wears the best on walkable, horizontal wood surfaces.  Often the vertical rail/post/facing structure around the outer perimeter of the deck is best treated with a solid (opague) finish. This can create a nice contrasting look with the deck and is often necessary in cases where restoration is cost prohibitive.

Here is a good example of a deck where we did this:

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