Wood Decks and Siding

For the Love of Wood!
Wood must be protected and nourished. When the elements
have stripped it of its natural oils, then we must replace 

those oils to prevent further damage. Restoring wood costs 
pennies on the dollar when compared to the cost 
of replacement.

Click here for a thorough discussion of the factors 
governing deck finish product performance.




Cleaning a wood surface with the 
proper detergents is what produces the 
desired results. Without the proper
solutions the novice is prone to 
rely too much on pressure alone, 
which will damage the wood grain, 
never fully restore the   
wood's natural beauty and the
results will be short-lived.

Bringing back the beauty



This unique hardwood deck in 
Nantasket, MA was restored beautifully. 
It required some paint stripping, 
our normal approach PLUS some
creative use of brighteners. 

This is perfect example of the need 
for the proper solutions and 
knowledge of how to use them.
This gorgeous New Jersey cedar 
shake roof was hiding under 30 years 
of moss and lichen growth. There 
were even tree frogs living up here! 
The cedar was, for the most part, 
in surprisingly good shape under the 
decades o lichen and moss. 

A preservative was then applied, once 
the surface was dry, to seal out 
further encroachment. It's never 
too late to stop the decay and 
protect your investment.

Good use of Solution

This Needham customer called 
us after reading the label on the 
can of paint. It read "apply to
clean, dry surface". Dead wood 
fiber (aka weathering) must be 
treated like grime and removed 
before painting. If you were 
waxing your car, wouldn't you 
want to wash it first?
The first impression many get 
from this photo is that the bright 
area is fresh stain or paint.
Once again, simple removal 
of mildew, dirt and dead wood 
fiber is all that is needed to reveal 
the beautiful cedar siding. 
Two wet-on-wet coats of CWF 
were sprayed and brushed 
on a week later to finish 
this restoration in Millis, MA.
You have to love natural wood! It's 
almost a shame people paint it.