The owners of the Brookhaven house asked us to do several exterior painting jobs for them which included deck staining, concrete pillar staining and sealing, replacing rotted wooden deck boarding, and also the restoration of their gorgeous front door.
To start off, we replaced all of the rotten boards that had seen better days and replaced them with ones that were pressure treated, ensuring that the wood will withstand the elements and wards off termites, microorganisms and fungal decay. Then pressure washed the deck and pillars, making sure to hand scrape away any remaining dirt or chipped paint to make sure that the paint and stain would be easily applied. For both the deck, we used TWP® stain and sealer. TWP® 1500 Series is EPA registered as a wood preservative which will help prevent against structural damage and wood decay on wooden surfaces like previously treated wood, wooden siding, roofing, and untreated wood. This stain and sealer combo is water resistant which means that it won’t warp, crack, or split even against intense heat or cold.
To restore the Brookhaven home’s front door, we sanded down the rough edges, scraped off the old stain, repaired the cracked wood, and used Miniwax oil based stain to refinish the wood. Miniwax provides minimal grain-raising of the wood, which is much better than water-based stains. It is also fast-drying, which allows recoating in 12 hours from the first initial application.