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When it comes to outdoor living spaces, people are making decks more popular than ever as they move their summer living areas outside. Decks are a reflection of people’s desire to be outdoors and connect with nature. They also provide room for family gatherings and parties that your house may not have room for.

 deck careIt doesn’t matter whether your current deck is an extension of your family room, includes an outdoor kitchen or dining area, or boasts a vine-covered arbor for shade. Decks make a great outdoor living space.

Caring for your deck though can sometimes be a significant challenge. To help you with this care there is an ever increasing number of products on the market. This creates another problem. Which one should I use?

To help you spend more time enjoying your deck and less time caring for it Sherwin-Williams has a new product on the market I think you should check into especially if you’re trying to breathe new life into an old wood deck.

 deck careSherwin-Williams has just introduced a new technology that can revive even seriously weathered wood. DeckScapes Coating Life Extender literally binds loose wood fibers to form a sound, smooth surface. It creates a much better bond for then applying your topcoat. It is made to penetrate deep down into the wood. It also provides both UV and weather protection. This will make the wood look better and the protective finish you apply to your deck will last longer.

On the other hand if you have a new deck, just use the Life Extender for the best possible protection for your deck. Life Extender is ideal for use on all outdoor woods like Pressure treat wood, cedar and redwood decks.

 deck careHere’s a good tip of the trade.
If you want the wood grain of your deck boards to show then choose a semitransparent stain.
If you want the most durability and don’t care if the grain is visible use a solid-color stain.

These products are designed for use on decks and when used correctly will beautify and protect your outdoor room for a long long time.

Some tips on applying it.
-Before you apply anything, be sure to remove dirt and mildew using a cleaner designed for use on a deck.
-After the deck has dried you can easily apply Life Extender with a brush or roller.
-After approximately four hours later, you can apply the topcoat. By using DeckScapes Waterborne Semi-transparent or Solid Color Stain for the top coat you will have a finish that will look new for years.

About the manufacturer
Sherwin-Williams is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint, stains, coatings, wall coverings and associated supplies. They have more than 3,000 stores in North America. The company is dedicated to supporting the do-it-yourself and the consumer in many different ways. They have many specialized products for all those peculiar jobs that we run into around the house. They provide superior technical knowledge and one-on-one personalized service that’s focus on the do-it-yourselfer’s unique project needs.

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One Response to “Deck Care Tips 101”

Thanks.what a lengthy and in depth article but full of useful information