By Eliane Raphael. Garden Patio. Published at Tuesday, May 01st, 2018 - 19:29:37 PM.
While you may be staining just the newly replaced deck board, Decks.com advises that you stain your entire deck once a year starting soon after it's installed. Some pressure-treated wood requires a 30- to 90-day drying-out period. Ask your installer how long you should wait before staining your pressure-treated wood deck.
They are applied using a synthetic bristle brush attached to a long handle. To reach tighter areas of the deck such as under thresholds and in the corners, get a smaller hand-held brush. Always wear protective clothing, such as long pants, closed shoes and rubber gloves. Eye protection is also recommended and, as always, follow the directions on the container to the letter.
Lighting is also important when you want to create an inviting courtyard that takes on a magical feel after dark. Twinkling light strings in trees, along walls or on trellises make every evening a festive occasion. Candles enhance intimacy, and paper lanterns invite a party. Choose lights that support your courtyard garden’s theme. Illuminate key features, like a fountain, and always light walkways for safety.
As the leaves start to change color, you may find yourself reminiscing about the hours of enjoyment spent outside on your deck. While warm-weather gatherings and summer barbecues are a favorite pastime of the season, the combination of foot traffic, food spills and weather can take its toll on any deck.
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