Well friends, the weather in Minnesota this past weekend was so amazing! Sunny with temps in the 70’s made it the perfect weekend to stain the deck. Between the two of us, we managed to get two coats of stain on all the railing and even some on the aluminum spindles, womp womp. I’m hoping and praying that it comes off of the spindles with some paint thinner and steel wool. I did not want to tape 200 spindles but maybe that would have been the wise thing to do.
I’m amazed at the difference the white railings make! This was before we even stained the rest of the deck so that is the old brown color on there.
Sunday the plan was to stain the main deck, stairs and skirt boards. Well, we ended up leaving church much later than we planned and then I couldn’t decide on a stain color so we went back and forth to Sherwin Williams 5 times.
My hubby was so gracious, even after we purchased a can of stain that I ended up hating, he agreed that we should get a stain that I really love and not settle. So we finally ended up with Black Alder with no white added to it from Sherwin Williams in the solid stain. I love it!
The weather held out and we managed to stain the entire deck on Sunday before nightfall. The deck still needs another coat of stain but the forecast is full of rain this week but hopefully we can stain the railing in the garage this week and install it when the rain is done.
The gray cushion covers arrived today in the mail from Home Depot and I think they are going to match everything perfectly! I’m getting excited to move on from staining and start making things look inviting and summery! Check back next week and hopefully we’ll have made huge strides in getting stuff done!
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