Finishes and Surfaces

Cleaning mystery spots off ipe deck tiles
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Cleaning mystery spots off ipe deck tiles

Even if you don’t know exactly what caused them, you may be able to get rid of them. More

Installing Fiberglass Roof Decks
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Installing Fiberglass Roof Decks

An easy-to-install, weatherproof surface that you can walk on More

Waterproofing Finish
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Waterproofing Finish

The new line of waterproofing and staining products comes in both clear and... More

Front Porch Revival
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Front Porch Revival

A series of eight low-voltage LED lights illuminates this renovated Victorian... More

Inside-Look Deck Finish
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Inside-Look Deck Finish

Applied in two coats, Cabot Gold finish is designed to make a wood deck look more... More

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Extra Steps Needed to Prevent Rot and Corrosion

While not required by code, deck framing and metal hardware that is primed and painted prior to installation will be better protected from rot and corrosion More

Rust-Oleum Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer
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Rust-Oleum Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer

Give a badly weathered deck some first aid, as well as protection against future... More

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Never Use Bleach Before Recoating Wood

A reader reports that using bleach to clean wood can cause a subsequent stain job to fail. More

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Deck Stain Performance

For those that refurbish decks for a living, ease of re-coating aged wood is an important consideration. More

Field Test: Elastomeric Coatings for PT Decking
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Field Test: Elastomeric Coatings for PT Decking

After using SuperDeck Deck & Dock elastomeric coating to restore old... More

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