Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's just like the Golden Gate Bridge ...

... once you're finished painting, you have to start all over again. That's what Wayne says about our float cabin deck.

At least once a year, the cedar boards need to be repainted with wood stain. We've tried a variety of colours. The first was light tan, but it didn't go well with our light yellow walls. Then we tried redwood, and it was a hit.


The wood stain helps our cedar deck boards last longer. Another bonus, the slimy moss that used to come after winter rains doesn't form on the painted surface. That used to make it dangerous walking outdoors on a wet deck.

Deck painting is one of the things Wayne likes to do alone. Who am I to argue with that? -- Margy

16 comments:

  1. repainting is a recurring recreation

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  2. Sure looks great after a fresh coat of stain!!
    Ann

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  3. That looks great. I need to stain my deck. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  4. Looks wonderful. Does he finish by the house?

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  5. Such a job but when it's done it's fabulous!

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  6. Hard work but worth the effort!

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  7. Oh I do love that redwood colour.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  8. Great color - and isn't it grand that he likes to work alone.

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  9. A very nice colour and the whole deck looks so inviting.

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  10. Hey, if you have a man who likes painting, you're better off than most of us.
    And I love the redwood stain.
    K

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  11. Painting or repainting is an annual happening indeed. But it is rewarding!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  12. Very attractive!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  13. it is a lovely shade of red and I agree...a man needs his time alone.

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  14. LOL, makes me laugh that Wayne prefers to do that alone, lucky you! Painting is definitely something I do not enjoy, but our ramp sure could use something to keep the slippery moss away!

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  15. refreshing experience after the hard work is done. nice click

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