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While my husband was out of work for a couple of years we flipped three homes and worked on some side jobs. One of the jobs we did was to renovate and update my parent’s house. Their deck was weathered and not looking too good. Look at the before.
This is what it looked like after I cleaned it and used Sherwin-Williams Solid color stain on it. I have used other brand solid color stains before and they were more like a paint and peeled.
It is really important to clean the wood very well. I actually used a bleach with water and a scrub brush. (I only used the bleach because there was a lot of mildew and I was outside, used rubber gloves, and wore protective clothing. Bleach is very toxic)
The wood looked almost like new after I was done.
The stairs before.
The stairs after.
I also used the stain on the utility boxes. Look at how nice they blend with the house.
And I used the Stain on the air conditioner. It was a faded green and now matches the house and the deck.
A close up.
Here is the before and after of the deck.
To see this house we re-stained go here.
It looks so much sharper now!
What do you think?
Could your deck use a make over?
To see other rooms we renovated at my parent’s house:
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