It's summer! Yay! Part of summer fun is projects like sprucing up and maintaining your porches and decks. In Alaska, especially after the snowiest winter on record, refinishing our porch and planning the deck my husband wants to build, we need good products.
Flood® Wood Care starts with stripping the previous finish so you can use a new exterior finish to make your wood look new and wonderful. If the finish is still in good shape but needs cleaning and re-sealing, they also have a really good cleaner to brighten greyed or dirty areas.
Choosing a stain, they have a nice selection to choose from so if you're fixing up an older deck with weathered wood, I recommend looking at Flood® Solid Stain, which is opaque and doesn't need a primer to adhere. It comes in lovely colors that could brighten the look of your home. Both wood shades and nice colors in different tones.
For a new built deck, start with good stains and finishes like Flood® Spa and Deck, which adds a small amount of color to allow the wood to shine through and has built in UV protection to keep it looking lovely.
If you need a water proof finish, they have a couple choices. If you like the bare wood, or if your previous finish will allow deep penetration, a clear water proof finish will protect your wood from water damage and UV rays. Mildew resistant and easy to clean.
Right now, Flood® is having a sweepstakes with a great Grand Prize. The winner will get the services of a contractor to stain their deck, plus 500 dollars in Flood® wood care products and project related materials. They will also get a check for $2000 to throw a deck party after their deck is looking gorgeous!
You can enter on the Flood® website and all entries must be received by July 15th. Good luck!