Deck Maintenance

Deck Maintenance and Preservation in Northeast exposures.

Is Rain Water Beading up on Your Ipe Deck?

Written by on June 19, 2015 in Deck Maintenance, Second Slider with 0 Comments

It should be. When water beads up on your ipe deck (or any deck for that matter), that means the finish is repelling moisture and doing its job. The finish on your deck sacrifices itself to the elements in the process of protecting the wood. If your deck is not beading up rain water, then […]

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Redwood Deck Restoration in 4 Not so Simple Steps

Written by on October 19, 2013 in Deck Maintenance, Project Resources with 2 Comments
Redwood Deck Restoration in 4 Not so Simple Steps

This was one of our favorite and much anticipated projects of 2013 at Topcoat Finishes. It was a decade or so old custom redwood deck in a harsh lakeside location with a badly failed Sikkens coating on it. The process of stripping a failed film forming coating is not for the faint of heart. Once […]

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Deck Maintenance Season

Written by on July 20, 2013 in Deck Maintenance with 0 Comments
Deck Maintenance Season

At Topcoat, deck maintenance season runs from about April until early November. That is a testament to how popular decks are in Vermont, but also to how harsh the weather exposures on decks in this region really are. I was with a customer yesterday, inspecting a deck for first time service from us. This deck […]

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Wood Decks Bring the Inside Out for Vermonters

Written by on June 7, 2013 in Deck Maintenance with 0 Comments
Wood Decks Bring the Inside Out for Vermonters

Wood Decks in Vermont To live in Vermont, you have to find ways to make the long winters tolerable – if not downright fun – in order to enjoy the other 3 short seasons. This tends to draw most of us outdoors as much as possible between April and November. Winter causes us to bring […]

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Deck’s Eye View: Lake Champlain Deck Stain Maintenance

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Deck Maintenance with 0 Comments
Deck’s Eye View: Lake Champlain Deck Stain Maintenance

Lake Champlain Deck Stain Maintenance One of the most common items in our Topcoat paint maintenance program (Ounce of Protection), is deck stain. We probably do as many initial coatings and maintenance on custom and exotic decks as anyone on the east coast. By custom and exotic, we mean decks that are built with visually […]

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