You may recall that a little while back I showed you how Thompson’s helped us get layers of dirt off our deck and take it from grimy to gleaming. If you missed it, definitely check it out. You’ll be amazed at the before and after pics!
We just recently took the next step important step after cleaning the deck, and that is to seal it. Our deck is 5 years old and as far as we can tell, has never been treated. That means that we aren’t too far away from starting to see some rotting wood if we don’t take action! Thompson’s has a product that I LOVE LOVE LOVE because it seals and stains your wood all at once. It’s called Thompson’s Waterseal Waterproofer Plus Tinted Wood Protector. I’m all about products that do more than one thing for you, because the time we can devote to outdoor projects is a bit limited.
So, here’s our deck clean but untreated:
And here’s how it looks now:
I think the color is really beautiful! And I love how the wood grain isn’t at all covered up by the tint. Rather, it really pops! So our deck looks nice and new with its new tint, and it is also protected from damage by absorbing water every time it rains. Application was also surprisingly quick.
This project was absolutely worth the relatively short amount of time we put into it. We are now ready to snap up some end-of-summer patio furniture bargains and continue the transformation of our back deck from the junk yard to something that brings us a lot of pride!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.