BBQ Season – Is your deck ready?

May is National Barbecue Month, but here in New Hampshire the grilling season doesn’t get underway until Memorial Weekend.

Is your deck ready for outdoor entertaining season?

Unless your deck is made of a synthetic material, it requires maintenance.  First on your annual to-do list should be power-washing to remove mildew (a common problem in this area of New Hampshire), leaf and pollen stains, and dirt and debris.  Once the wood has dried, perform any maintenance that’s needed – like re-setting nails/screws, replacing rotted wood, etc.

Once you’ve cleaned your deck and gotten it up to snuff, it may be time to apply a preservative finish – like Sherwin-Williams DeckScapes Deck Stains.  DeckScapes Exterior Acrylic Solid Color Deck Stain provides a long-lasting, mildew-resistant coating for protecting most horizontal exterior wood surfaces.  Custom tinting is available.

DeckScapes stains are ON SALE through July 8 – $29.99 – at your local Sherwin-Williams store!

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