How to Prepare Wood for Staining

The durability and beauty of any stain work rests on the stain quality and the preparation of the surface. Just as you cannot brush your shoes without dusting them off first, you should not stain a wood surface without cleaning it.

Homeowners spend very little time on surface preparation. Instead, they spend lots of hours in selecting the right color for the stain product. However, professionals know that when you prepare well, your stain will last and it will prevent you from having many problems. To properly prepare your surface, follow the steps below.
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Repair or Replace? Which One Does My Deck Require?

A deck creates continuity between your home and the outdoors; therefore, it is an important part of your home. Every homeowner understands that proper maintenance and inspection is the key to ensuring that a deck has a long life. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not know when the time is right for a deck repair or replacement.
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Transform Your Deck From Functional to Fantastic

Many people are expanding outside their homes and creating additional living space in “the great outdoors.” So many spend longer hours at work that when they come home, they want a space to be all about relaxation. The backyard is the perfect spot to add some tranquility. If you don’t know where to begin to transform your oasis, then start with the basics. Here are some trends that will enhance your space and give you the perfect outdoor retreat.
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