3. Hardwood Decks
Hardwood decks are very expensive and beautiful, they are also very tough and require a different stain and system for application. We use the Arbor Coat designed specifically for hard woods. Also most people and even contractors do not realize a very important step in refinishing a hardwood deck. Woods like Ipe you have to wipe them with acetone or paint thinner. What this does is brings the natural oils of the wood to the surface so when you apply the stain (with a brush). It actually grabs the stain and pulls it deep into the wood to protect for many years.
Unfortunately this is not a “set it and forget it’ type of thing. We are a mile high and close to the sun and the popular wood look here in Colorado is a a beautiful thing, but it also requires maintenance. The best thing about the system is it’s very simple to do “even yourself” and also in expensive because the surface is sealed and does not soak up all your clear coat and your money, and it goes fairly quick saving you time and money and looking beautiful for years.