May 15, 2012

Deck-orating

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Hiya peeps!

Welcome back, and I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day!  We had a nice day.  Avery took some good naps (which makes for a nice day regardless!) , Nick put a new shelf up in the master closet, and we heard from the deck guy.

Unfortunately, Deck Guy didn't have great news....he'll be starting our new deck a week later than planned.  It will now be completed probably closer to the middle of June rather than the beginning of June like we first thought. 

Even though we're going with composite planks for the deck, the skirting and the pergola will be cedar.  We like the idea of the "no maintenance" composite, but with the money saved by using actual wood for the other portions, it's worth it to us to learn how to take care of it.

Luckily, I've been reading up about the various options for wood stains and sealants, and I think I've found a brand I want to try on our brand-new deck: Flood® Wood Care

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Flood® is known as the "wood care specialist" and has been around since 1841.  Their CWF product line comes up often in online forums I've looked at regarding the various types of stains and sealants available for decks, and it's always highly rated by the users.  I think we'll be giving it a shot.  Lucky me Flood® was also looking for some bloggers to do a sponsored post!

We want a high quality product because (hello!) who wants to be restaining their deck or pergola every year?  Now, honestly, if it needs it every year, I'll do it, but if we can somehow help it look great and only refinish it every few years, even better.  Flood® seems to be the best option out there for protecting outdoor wood from the elements and UV rays.  For our western-exposure deck and pergola, that UV protection will be even more important.

Sorry I don't have any pictures of our awesome deck (because it's still pretty rotten at this point?), but as soon as work starts, you'll be along for the ride!

Thanks for stopping by! 

 

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