Friday, July 3, 2009

Deck Maintenance, Phase 3

It was well over a month ago that we posted the first two phases of our deck maintenance which left the deck in a clean but unstained state. A few days after cleaning we had enough dry weather to apply the first coat of stain. The instructions on the can told us to apply the stain when it would not see rain for the next 24 hours. So we waited.

In our part of Illinois this year we haven't had many periods where rain was unlikely for two days in a row. This week the weather was not too hot, and the radar looked promising, so Karen and the girls diligently covered everything with what we hope is the last coat. I think they did a marvelous job. The manufacturer advertised this product as "8 year stain," so I'm hoping we get at least two years out of the stain before it needs attention. Thanks for visiting!


  1. That has got to be the finest stained deck in the history of mankind. ; -)

    Being looks nice. I hope that the deck will serve your family well for many, many years. Also, I hope that it will never become the bee-and-spider haunt that my Mother's deck is.

  2. WOW! That deck looks so great... seriously, it is lovely♥