When Sherwin-Williams offers its quarterly 40% paint and stain sale, I try not to pass up that deal. It’s especially great when paired with a $10 off $50 printable coupon. (Google Sherwin-Williams printable coupon, and you will find plenty of active coupons year round.)
I’ve been waiting and waiting to stain our deck for quite sometime because it’s needed an update. But we’ve been inundated with rainy weather for the month, which doesn’t give enough dry time when painting outdoors.
But I decided to just give our deck a good cleaning to start off.
For a few dollars, TSP-PF was an excellent choice to clean out the dirt, grime, and mildew, but it took too long to scrub by hand. I ended up borrowing a power washer, which worked in half the time.
But with the rain coming and going, I had to wait and wait and wait to get the staining project started…Eventually, I didn’t want to wait any more, so I just went for it.
Andrea, the store manager at my local Sherwin-Williams, was so helpful. I told her the condition of our deck, and she recommended a large bristled brush to get the deck stain/paint deep into the cracks of the wood. She also recommended Super Deck paint, which brushes on thicker than a deck stain. The best part about a deck paint was the lack of splash. I didn’t need to cover the siding of the house from stain splatter.
Here, I blew through one can of deck paint!
Two coats (five cans of deck paint), burned knees, and 16+ hours of labor over a period of two weeks, I can safely say…
Voila! Project complete…
But then it began to rain an hour I finished cleaning up! Argh! It looks like I will need to give it a third coat to seal the deal. I may have to wait closer till the end of summer for that last coat.
Are you staining your deck this summer? How is your project coming along?
From my hometown to yours,