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Decks & Deck Care
Deck in bad shape

Remove Peeling Stain From a Wood Deck

How to remove peeling finish from your deck with these DIY tips. Even the best deck stain will flake away eventually. The best way to deal with a peeling deck is to remove the offending paint or stain and begin from scratch. You’ll need to remove the damage, sand the surface, recondition, and then restain....
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Stained deck

Top Tips for Deck Care

You’ve got a new deck. Now what? Home improvement projects extend to the outdoors now that sunshine and warm weather have become regular occurrences again. Take advantage of the great outdoors by investing in a new deck, but also invest the time and resources to keep your deck looking great for summers to come. Here...
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newly stained deck spring time

Deck Cleaning and Staining for Spring

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean the decks in Minnesota – literally. “We have a lot of people wanting to freshen them up,” says Nate Sockness, manager of Hirshfield’s Woodbury location, “and also a lot of people wanting to get them done before high school graduation season.” That deck work is happening right now. It’s prime...
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DeckCorrect by Cabot

Deckcorrect™ by Cabot®

Hoping to get a couple more years out of an old deck? This product is for you. Cabot® DeckCorrect™ brings new life to old wood and concrete.  DeckCorrect™ is a thick paint great for rescuing decks, railings, patios, composite deck, pool decks and walkways. It conceals cracks as wide as 1/4″ while creating a smooth, slip-resistant finish that resists cracking and...
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Stained Deck

Friday Finds: 4 Simple Steps for Staining Your Deck

Staining your deck is quite a process. However, it does not need to be an ordeal. In fact, it can be a simple process as long as you’re able and willing to do a little work. Trust me, I just went through the process. Perhaps you’ve heard the stories of power washing, sanding, staining, applications...
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Powerwashing Wood Siding

Spring Cleaning: The Power Washing Edition

Tips on power washing your siding or deck and avoiding damage.
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Storm Wood Care System

Storm System®: Exterior Wood Care System

Exterior stains and finishes for every condition — designed to strip away confusion and replace it with simple language and visual cues we all understand, Storm System® makes choosing exactly the right finish for your deck job easier than ever. And with each Storm System® category composed of only best-in-class formulations, you can rest assured...
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{friday finds: creating an outdoor living space}

Longing to add more usable living space to your current home? Wishing you had more room to entertain? Dreaming of an excuse to spend more time outside, enjoying the summertime weather? You don’t need to move to a new home or invest tons of money into your current home to make all of these things...
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Getting your Deck Ready for Summer

Summertime means spending time outdoors, enjoying the great weather on your patio or deck. If your deck needs some work, it’s not too late to get it looking great. Working with stains doesn’t have to be a messy, complicated process anymore. Hirshfield’s offers several products to make your project a success. Sikkens ProLuxe Cetol Waterborne...
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