Protect the deck
Summer and spring bring new harsh conditions home
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.
So you can relax later: Don’t forget to protect decks from spring showers and summer sun.