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Even after all these years, I still get confused when the client says they want the shingles to look natural.  I’m never sure if that means naturally clean or naturally filthy.

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A question Quinn and I get asked a lot:  What is the best method to match & maintain my wood deck when a board or two, or perhaps large portions of our deck are replaced with new boards?  It’s a good question.

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With our winter weather being so unseasonably warm and cooperative, this spring project got moved up to January/February 2018.  This is an enormous East Facing side of a shingle home in South Santa Cruz.  These closeup shots make a couple of points.  First, every shingle will forever appear different, regardless of how well maintained they are.  And second, you are looking at a very custom marriage between white exterior paint and transparent stain.

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Every so often the entire deck is stained and sealed.  If you have the disposable income, and you have a deck that you want to have last forever and ever, then it should seem reasonable that at least every other year it should be loved up.  At least the horizontal boards that comprise the deck.  The other parts, may I suggest every so often.


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March 2017, Scotts Valley

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Seasons End

Lots to update.  Projects galore.  It was a shingle maintenance heavy summer.  Pictures to follow from all 2009 Santa Cruz County deck maintenance work too.   IMG_1386

Many, if not most of the mobile homes that we wash in the city of Santa Cruz usually have a fairly good sized deck off the side or the back of the mobile home itself.  If the deck is not covered by a metal awning, or part of a carport, it’s a wise idea to keep up on the maintenance.  It might just turn into the best room in the house.  Here’s a before and after look at a 200 s/f deck off the back of a mobile home on the west side of Santa Cruz.  Biowash Natural Deck Oil.  (Natural Tone)  Late Summer 2009..



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