Deck Cleaning without Power Washer

Do You Need a Power Washer to Clean a Deck? Deck cleaning without power washer is totally possible.  The one point that needs to be made is that this is only possible in between stain coats.  The method described below is for gentle deck cleaning of minor dirt and...

Deck Maintenance Tips and Best Deck Products to Use

Secrets of the Deck Professionals Deck maintenance tips:  People really need to be maintaining their deck on a more frequent basis than most realize.  But first, you need to know what type of decking material you have in order to know how to maintain it.  If decks are...

Rotted Trim on Your House – How Should You Repair It?

Rotted Trim – Where is it Rotting? Rotted trim shows it’s ugly side every year.  Here is what I have found in the past 28 years of where we see trim areas that rot the most. Bottom areas of Door Frames Bottom Areas of Window Frames (the sill area); and...
Exterior Stain Colors and Stain Charts

Exterior Stain Colors and Stain Charts

Exterior Stain Colors Exterior stain colors don’t look exactly like they do on the store stain charts.  But why?  Stain Charts Have Changed Over the past 30 years, stain charts have changed dramatically for the homeowner. They used to put samples on the actual...