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Refresh your Deck

Hey Embarquers!

I apologize for the delay in a post. I have been processing some life-changing decisions, and I will have an exciting announcement in the weeks to come (all good things for the blog, I promise 😉 )

In the meantime, I have a project I’ve been working on over the past few weeks in my home that could help you improve your outdoor space.

Ready? Let’s go!

Items Needed:

  • Pressure Washer (I rented mine from Home Depot for $25)
  • Paint Roller Frames and Covers
  • Paint Roller Extension Pole (to save you from painting on your knees)
  • Paint Tray with Liners
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint Stain (I used Olympic Maximum Solid Stain Base 2 in Butternut)
  • Painters Tape (to keep your edges crisp)



1.) Clear your deck of all furniture, debris and plants

2.) Rent a pressure washer and thoroughly wash all visible surfaces of the deck removing all the visible dirt from your outdoor space

3.) Let the deck dry for 48 hours

4.) Using your paint roller, extension, tray, and liner, fill your tray about 1/3 full with your stain and cover your roller (but remove excess paint with the textured runner) (Note: Take your time on this project- if you rush, it’ll show)

5.) Cover your deck with a base coat of your stain and let dry for at least 24 hours

6.) Apply a second coat


7.) Based on your results, you can decide whether to apply a third coat or leave “as is”

8.) Relax and enjoy your hard work

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With Love,



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