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Understanding Deck Coating Sealers, Stains, and Paints:

Understanding Deck Coating Sealers, Stains, and Paints:

How to Choose the Best Protection

Whether you’re a homeowner about to embark on an epic remodeling project; or you’re building a dream house from scratch, this primer on deck coating products should come in handy.

Do you need coating?

Under certain circumstances, vinyl floorboards, metal cladding, or special manufactured decking
may be a better choice than protective agents, such as sealers or stains. In other cases, you could
leave the wood uncoated and exposed to the elements. Decks made from redwood or cedar age
naturally, leaving spectacular and beautiful results. Continue reading

Warranty Options for Deck Coating: What’s the Best Long Term Option?

Warranty Options for Deck Coating: What’s the Best Long Term Option?

A freshly applied deck coating may look great today. But, over time, the finish will degrade and lose its gloss and protective capabilities. Wind, weather, foot traffic, sunlight, dust and debris,and other environment agents will conspire to break down the coating. Under best conditions — if, for instance, your deck sees little foot traffic, has little exposure to sunlight, moisture and the
elements, and has mats protecting high-traffic areas — you might expect five years of durability,
assuming you use a top caliber product and apply it according to best practices. Continue reading