Deck Staining!

Posted by mike d. 6 comments

Before and After! Boom!


Aside: Do not underestimate a staining event. This took the two of us 4.5hrs to complete. The spindles felt like a marathon.

Please note: Not only did we stain the deck, we spray painted our grass a gross yellow color. Awesome!

May 22, 2014
8:27 am
#1 T :

Love the deck!


May 22, 2014
1:03 pm
#2 Jes Saint :

I am currently in the process of staining a pair of French doors and their accompanying trim. I’m doing a little at a time because I’m new at it and the ventilation in my living room sucks. This project has convinced me not to stain my deck. I will paint it instead. But kudos to you! It looks awesome!


mike d. Reply:

The only thing I’d consider with painting a deck is the effort involved for refinishing it. If you paint, in 5-10 years you might have to sand the deck if you want to refinish it and sanding is a huuuuuge pain. I think with staining you can apply a chemical wash and then just restrain it: no sanding required.

Disclaimer : I am not an expert.


Jes Saint Reply:

At this point, I am willing to take it. I have to redo a bunch of what I’ve done. Maybe I should stop trying new things….


May 22, 2014
11:54 pm
#3 Alicia :

Did you build the deck?


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