Pro­tect the deck

Sum­mer and spring bring new harsh con­di­tions home

The Covington News - - Showcase Of Homes -

The long months of win­ter weather can take a tremen­dous toll on your deck. The spring and sum­mer months can, too. Decks need pro­tec­tion from the sun’s harsh rays and spring and sum­mer show­ers. So be­fore you put out the out­door furniture make sure you pro­tect your deck so it looks its best dur­ing the spring and sum­mer months ahead. Fol­low th­ese easy steps from the ex­perts at Wol­man Wood Care Prod­ucts:

• Clean your deck thor­oughly to re­move dirt, mold, mildew stains and weath­ered gray sur­face wood with an acid- free, biodegrad­able deck cleaner like Wol­man Deck­Brite. Un­like chlo­rine bleach, which can de­grade the struc­ture of wood, Deck­Brite’s oxy­gen ac­ti­vated for­mula cleans and re­stores wood to its orig­i­nal, like- new ap­pear­ance with­out whiten­ing or dam­ag­ing the wood’s sur­face.

• If the fin­ish on your deck has seen bet­ter days — or if you want to change the look of your out­door dé­cor — strip away any de­te­ri­o­rat­ing or un­wanted pig­mented deck fin­ishes with Wol­man Deck­Strip Stain and Fin­ish Re­mover. It re­moves tra­di­tional col­ored wa­ter seal­ers, wood pro­tec­tors, ton­ers and semi- trans­par­ent stains, and pre­pares the wood for a new stain or fin­ish. If you need to strip a solid color, 100 per­cent acrylic stain, use Wol­man Deck­Strip ASR Acrylic Stain Re­mover.

• Af­ter you’ve cleaned and re­stored your deck it’s time to beau­tify and pro­tect it with a stain or fin­ish that of­fers wa­ter- re­pel­lency and UV- block­ing pig­ment to pro­tect against the sun’s harsh rays. Choose a stain like Wol­man Du­raS­tain, which comes in a richly pig­mented semi- trans­par­ent or a solid color fin­ish. Du­raS­tain pro­vides long term wa­ter- re­pel­lency, mildew re­sis­tance and es­pe­cially long- last­ing color re­ten­tion that out­lasts tra­di­tional semi- trans­par­ent and solid stains. Both prod­ucts are guar­an­teed to pre­vent wood gray­ing, wa­ter dam­age and peel­ing!

Or try a rich, trans­par­ent oil fin­ish, like Wol­man Fin­ish and Preser­va­tive, which beau­ti­fies new or weath­ered wood with a pen­e­trat­ing oil sheen, and pro­tects wood against rot and de­cay caused by mildew or other fungi growth, pro­vid­ing the strong­est mildew pro­tec­tion avail­able in an out­door stain. F& P also blocks UV rays to pre­vent pre­ma­ture wood gray­ing, and is guar­an­teed for three years to pre­vent wa­ter dam­age, sur­face de­cay and peel­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion about clean­ing, restor­ing, beau­ti­fy­ing and pro­tect­ing your deck or for more help­ful deck tips, visit www. wol­man. com.

Metro Creative Ser­vices

So you can re­lax later: Don’t for­get to pro­tect decks from spring show­ers and sum­mer sun.

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