What is the Best Waterproofing for Wood??

  If there is natural wood in one form or another around the exterior of your home, at some point in time you may have wondered, “What is the best way to go about making sure it is protected from moisture damage?”  Perhaps you are one of those folks that is ultra-diligent and uber-protective of your home’s exterior and are […]

Why Do Deck Stains Peel?

  Deck stains are perhaps THE most challenging product to adhere long term to any surface on the exterior of anyone’s home. Well, there are a few factors involved, which also tend to be intertwined with each other. Let’s start off with the obvious where most deck stains are not able to be applied to […]

The Dirty Little Secret About Solid Deck Stain…

  Earlier this past week I was watching a video of a Contractor, talking about how excited they were about applying a solid deck stain to a deck in the backyard of one of their Clients’ homes. They could not wait until they applied it to the deck surfaces (which had previously been bare), to […]

Deck Project Ideas

  Although the New Year has just begun, I kid you not, if this is the year you are planning on working a deck project into your home improvement agenda, NOW is the time to get your ducks in a row, particularly if you live in New England.   Why is this the case? New […]

Why “Natural Finish” Deck Staining is SUCH a Finicky Undertaking…

Believe it or not, I am in my 3rd decade in the Home Improvement Industry! Feels kind of funny to be able to say it, but yes, I suppose I am some type of Elder Statesman.   Perhaps one of the most dynamically evolving portions of the industry that I have witnessed over this time […]

Protecting Your Deck!!

    July is a month where people typically really are enjoying the outdoors in New England. Whether going to a local park or the beach or simply working around the yard, July is full of outdoor activities! A feature that many Rhode Islanders enjoy around their homes is their outdoor deck. As beautiful as […]