Chuck and I bought our first house together in April 2014 and it has been one project after another…and yea we love it:) The deck looked OK at first, then the cheap red stain the seller had put on started coming off, a year later this is what it looked like – it was so ugly we had to do something. So Memorial Day weekend we power washed it for what seemed like hours and hours
Nothing could hide this ugly.
No matter the angle of my camera it was still ugly…
The black spots where bad too….oil we think
We really didn’t know anything about stains or decks so we researched on line for a few more hours. Finally decided on Flood Cedar Tone Stain, zipped off to Lowes and picked up a 5 gallon container. Was really nervous but nothing to lose. After 3 coats and little over 1/2 the container our deck looked like this – Beautiful! We couldn’t believe how great it turned out!