Adams Power Wash uses TWP Cedar Tone Gold. TWP is a top of the line sealer. It is an oil based product that soaks into the wood. It has a semi-transparent color of a golden brown. It is not a solid color. You can see your wood grain through it. Because it is a semi-transparent, it looks a little different on each deck.
If your deck wood is dark, it will add a golden tone to the darkness. If you deck is a newer bright wolmanized wood, it will show a truer golden brown. Cedar decks will show all the pinks and yellows originally in your wood and highlight it with a golden brown.
We use TWP because it looks good, wears well and cleans up well. Some deck sealers do not clean up well. Some sealers come half off and the other half will not budge, leaving your deck blotchy.
Can You Have a Different Color?
Yes. Of course. However, we purchase the TWP Cedar Tone Gold in
Semi-Truck loads to get the best price possible and pass that savings
on to you. We can get other sealers and other colors, but not at the
Should you paint your deck?
While it is ok to paint your rail system, we do NOT recommend painting your entire deck.
It is just fine to paint anything going up and down, such as spindles and railing or the side of a house, however, flat surfaces should not be painted. Anything painted going up and down will last much longer than the same product on a horizontal surface. As a product may last 7-10 years on a vertical surface, the same product may not even last one year on the flats.
Solid anything, most specifically paint, will wear unevenly on the flat surfaces of your deck. Your floor, top hand rail and bench surfaces most likely will peel and flake. Power Washing will remove some of the flakes but will succeed mostly in cleaning your paint. When you paint over it, the underlying paint may continue to peel. Also, you will have thick and thin layers of paint. It can get very unsightly over time.
What Can You Do if Your Deck is Already Painted?
You have two options:
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