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How to Prep Your Deck for the Summer

Preparing Your Outdoor Entertainment Space For Summer

With the temperatures on the rise, you should turn your attention to one of the most exciting prospects of the year: summer. With the summer season comes a lot of preparations to make sure that your home is ready for all of the summer activities that you have planned for it. One of those preparations should be your deck.
Besides cleaning your deck and uncovering your furniture, there's a little more required to make it the welcoming space that you want. As the go-to place for your outdoor entertaining, the deck needs to be prepared to host friends and family. However, the harsh temperatures and conditions of winter likely did its part in beating up your deck.

To make sure your deck is ready for summer, you should consider staining it. Using a stain is one of the best methods of protecting the wood of your deck and making it look new and beautiful. To help make sure you choose the stain right for your deck, here are a few stains to consider. 


For a deck stain that just screams summer, you should consider the Timberline stain. It coats your deck in a beautiful brown that plays well with sunshine. The color itself looks great with summer furniture and can contrast nicely for those who love to use brightly colored summer furniture on their deck. Bright blues, yellows, and even pinks can look great against the summer brown that Timberline showcases. In addition, the stain will keep the wood protected from all of the harsh weather conditions that summer might want to throw at it.

Royal Mahogany

There's nothing that's quite as luxurious and welcoming as a deep, woodsy deck. That's why you might want to consider a Royal Mahogany stain color for your deck. Again, the coating protects the wood and keeps it looking great summer after summer. That means very little maintenance is required from you.

As for the color itself, Royal Mahogany offers a touch of high-class elegance to your deck. For those who have black or white deck furniture, you'll find that it goes extremely well with the dark color of the wood. Hang a few lights or lanterns on the rails of the deck to transform it into something special.

Beige Gray

One last stain color to consider in order to make your deck look great and protected is Beige Gray. Like Royal Mahogany, this color speaks to an elegance that you can easily incorporate to your outdoor entertaining space. The gray color matches extremely well with white railings and white furniture. In fact, the marriage of these two colors speaks to a modern aesthetic.

You can easily protect and make your deck look incredible with any of these three choices. No matter what the stain color, Olympic has solutions for deck restoration. Combine it with furniture to make your deck form the aesthetic that you desire. Not only will staining help preserve your deck, but it'll look enriched as well.

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