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A very common initial conversation that takes place between myself and the potential client is a conversation regarding terminology. Terminology regarding “care” for outdoor wood. That would be shingles, siding, arbors, fences, decks, and the like. We typically differentiate between what it means to seal a deck vs. to stain a deck. We talk about sanding a deck vs. preparing a deck.
If you have questions regarding outdoor wood maintenance in and around your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call. One mistake is likely to cost you. If you get persuaded into using a cheap sealant or perhaps a solid stain, when in fact you were after a natural transparent stain, it could be a mistake that lasts a long, long time.
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It Wasn’t Us!!
Often times, if not every time, I get asked what color is the wood board, or shingle going to be once it is washed and stained. The answer varies. Every board is different. Every deck is different. Every circumstance is different.
Here is a random example of a wood deck in Aptos California. The boards on the left side of the picture are cleaned and still wet. The boards on the right are stained with a mixture of natural brown tones. Tones are almost impossible to describe. Beading water isn’t.
David: Why didn’t you roll that hose up at your job?
Me: I was grizzled.
David: What does that mean?
Me: It means I was too tired, cold, and cranky.
David: Oh. When are you going to roll it up?
Me: I don’t know. You think you can help me out?
Me: You think so huh?
Me: Ok hold on, let me get my camera
David: Why do you need to get your camera?
Me: Oh, just because…
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