How To Know It Is Time To Re-stain Your Deck

Your deck is one of the best external features on your home. From backyard barbecues to afternoons spent lounging and reading a book, your wood deck is a versatile space that can bring you lots of joy. However, harsh weather conditions such snow, sun rays, rain and pests can slowly wear down the finish on your wood deck. You should plan to regularly restain your wood deck. There are a few key ways to know it is time to restain your deck, as well as a few signs it is time to replace your deck instead.

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How Wood Stain Works

Staining the wood on your home, furniture or hardwood floor is a pivotal part of caring for your wood surface. Not only does it protect the wood, but the wood stain adds to the beautiful color and characteristics of the surface. But how does
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How To Remove Old Wood Coatings And Apply A New Coating

Wood coatings are necessary for wood homes, log houses, wood furniture, and anything made from wood that is meant to last a long time. Coatings add a layer of protection to the wood to keep it from getting scratched, scuffed or stained, as well
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Will Wood Coatings Prevent Rot?

There is nothing more beautiful than a warm log home or wood house perched back in a Washington forest or above a wide open field. But anyone familiar with wood homes knows the one thing that can ruin this picture – wood rot. When moisture and fungi permeate the wood, it can cause devastating damage. Because wood is porous, when water molecules get in, they can damage the wood as it expands and contracts with the temperature. Fungi, which thrives in warm, damp conditions, then moves in, slowly digesting the wood, leading to decay and rot. This is a horrible scenario for any wood homeowner – so what to do about it? Thankfully, there are some preventative measures you can take to prevent wood rot in your home, such as applying wood coating and finish.
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What Is Wood Coating?

The coating or finish on wood is one of the most important parts of a log home or wood house. A wood coating applies a protective layer to what would otherwise be bare wood. While wood is beautiful, it is susceptible to rotting, water damage or deteriorating. Because there are many types of wood in log homes, there are also many types of wood coatings.
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What is the Best Stain to Protect a Wood Deck?

To protect a wood deck, remember: wood is organic. It lived and breathed. The tissue it developed is an extension of the natural world, which is susceptible to decomposition and decay.  Not to be a downer, but you, yourself, are no
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