Decks are a great addition to any home. Not only do they add value and charisma to a backyard or front porch, they also offer a place to sit and just enjoy the outside world around you. Even more appealing are wooden decks which look great for most homes and blend in better with natural surroundings. Here are ways to keep your wooden deck, or future wooden deck, appealing enough to enjoy the outdoors for years to come through staining and minimal maintenance.
Choosing a Stain
The best way to be completely happy with your deck and to make it last is to add a stain and seal. Choosing a particular deck stain depends mainly on you! Other considerations include the color of your home and surrounding foliage - how will the color of your deck support or take away from your garden or home. Stain comes in a variety of light, medium or dark and rich brown colors. The best ones are those that also protect wood, and penetrate the wood's surface allowing for a better and longer lasting hold. Worried about scratches? Darker stains are not only beautiful, but they also offer a little more camouflage for surfaces that need it.