I've spent my entire adult life working with paints and stains, so I've seen many homeowners dissatisfied with their deck staining projects. Either it didn't look as good as they thought that it would, or it didn't last as long. Following these steps will help guarantee a great-looking, long-lasting result.
Follow these simple steps to clean mold on composite decking (cleaning Trex®). When you made the decision to build your deck using composite lumber, you probably paid a little more for your lumber and expected it to be maintenance free and to maintain its beautiful appearance for years to come. If your deck is constructed of older composite decking (installed prior to mid-2000), then you probably know what a big problem unsightly mildew growth has become.
The unique characteristics of wood make it suitable for a variety of applications in the building industry: log or timber homes, decks, rough-sawn siding, fences, and shingles. Without protection from sun and moisture, wood weathers and deteriorates. Finishes are used to enhance appearance and dimensional stability and to prevent deterioration.
DEFY Wood Stains are designed to protect your wood from damaging UV rays and the elements and add years of life to your wood. Besides protecting your investment and ensuring your wood's beauty and value, it is remarkably easy to maintain your deck's appearance.
Years ago it seems like every deck was constructed out of CCA — pine wood treated with copper chromium arsenic — commonly referred to as pressure-treated lumber. Because most of the decks were constructed out of the same type of lumber (CCA), the products that you used and the process of staining them were all pretty similar. But not today — times have changed.