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
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.
This unique hardwood deck in Nantasket
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
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.
This Needham customer called us after reading
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 !
The first impression many get from this photo is that the bright area is fresh stain or paint.
Once again, simple removal of mildew
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 !
You have to love natural wood! It's almost a shame people paint it.a