Watch this video for tips on when to and not to leave a gap between pressure treated wood deck boards when building a new deck or replacing old decking If the wood has been kiln dried after treatment, also called KDAT, most of the moisture has already been removed in a controlled environment, so very little shrinkage
In addition to decks, we restore and maintain other types of exterior wood structures like arbors, fences, gazebos, lattices, patio furniture, pergolas, play sets and trellises in Lincoln and surrounding areas In my quest for finding the best deck finishing products I sift through a fair amount of often conflicting information.
or simply wood oil, is made from the seed kernels of the Tung tree (Aleurites fordii and Aleurites montana, family Euphorbiaceae) The A Tung oil has a proven history in exterior applications, both above and below the soil level Though the dried oil is relatively hard, the finish it provides is not the most durable Tung oil is
We compared a vaiety of natural wood sealer brands to find the one that works the best for home projects It s a water based, very low odor, and zero VOC finish It also contains no solvents, although its MSDS does list the use of titanium dioxide in its exterior versions (we used interior) The WoodShield left a hard,
Exterior wood steps can become slippery over time, especially when they re wet Watch this video for an easy tip to make them Applying self adhesive strips to exterior wood steps to prevent slipping Exterior wood steps can become slippery of the tread Press the strip down into place Watch this video to find out more.
Oct , The other problem with a straight oil finish is that unless you apply many coats, the finish will lose its lustre in short order So you have to wax the finish (and maintain that) or add more oil I ve seen many pieces of furniture from beginners that suffer from this problem the wood looks dull, lifeless and like it is
Oct , We settled on a painted steel handrail with a wood curb and a wooden ledge (which is a really a place to set your drink again, this is a lifestyle narrative at work here) I don t like (Don t act like you don t know what I m talking about, the orange rolls are the best according to my daughter.) You can
If your sealer is oil based, and it was applied over an existing water based product, this problem can occur, as moisture in the wood has no place to evaporate causing A commercial cleaner, such as Wolman s DeckStrip Stain Finish Remover, is easier to use than most paint and varnish strippers.
Jun , If you re applying whitewash stain to the ceiling, you may wish to use a roller and extension handle for best and quickest coverage, and then follow with a whitewash over a pre existing finish as the original stain or finish will create a barrier, and the whitewash will not be able to penetrate to the wood.
May , Boiled Linseed Oil is a great way to protect and beautify wood and metal items Just be careful and BLO is often mixed with other finishes and was once one of the main ingredients in most paints There are still On exterior surfaces in humid wet climates it has a tendency to mildew So before you go
Learn how to prevent wood rot, how to treat wood rot when you find it and stop it from happening again The best defense against rot Siding butt joints, and where siding meets trim Horizontal surfaces, such as window sills, door thresholds, and railings Deck support posts Exterior stair stringers that support steps.