Deck before - I so hated it.
My 1900s farmhouse:
I stained it a lighter green & I am doing a happy dance! It took 2 days & was quite a job in the heat but I just love it!
My 1900s farmhouse:
Thank Dacia! I sure hope it lasts longer than the wood colored stains. I wouldn't want to do this again next year.
Oh wow, it matches your furniture, I love it!! It is so nice and clean. I can almost see you sitting there having a nice cold glass of tea.
thats a beautiful color green.. so soft and it goes so well with your furniture. good choice and job well done.
Add me to the "love it" list. Good color choice, it seems restful...and look at the view you have. Beautiful!
I wouldn't mind joining you there for a glass of iced tea!! Make mine sweet though ;o)
Gorgeous, Patty! And the deck ain't bad, either. LOL. It really is lovely...kudos on a tough job done well.
**Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain**
Thanks ya'll! It is a very restful color.
If I ever win the lottery the decking will be all brick! LOL!
I love the soft green color! Does wood need to be stained annually? DH is building me a pergola with pressure treated wood. I was hoping to stain the rafters a natural redwood or cedar color. I didn't anticipate staining it every year, and how would I do that once the wisteria is covering it??
Shook I'm not sure. I just know when I used deck stain before in a year it was gone. Our chairs have been stained green for several years & are doing fine.
Take lots of pictures!
I like that! I know it must have been a huge job, but worth it.
I've never stained a deck floor but I used a white stain on wooden deck spindles in my old house and they looked great. I used an opaque white and several years later they still look great. Much better than using paint which will peel.
Hopefully the stain will hold up well on the deck flooring too.
~Jean~ in garden zone 6b
I was going to say what is there to not like about your deck? But now I see that the green sets it off perfectly!! Nice!!!
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That looks so nice. Way to go!!!
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. Janet Kilburn Phillips
My Dog I do hope it holds up & doesn't peel. That's why I was hesitant to do it.
Thanks KG & Brownthumb!
It even looks good in the rain this morning!
It looks a lot better....I love it. I've been thinking about staining the deck in the Gazebo....but it will have to wait till it gets cooler.
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
Thanks z9alady! Don't let it get too cool as it dries better when it hot. I stained my gazebo floor several years ago & love it.
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