Hello everyone and happy Monday! Weather finally cooperated with us this weekend and we gave the back deck a finish coat. Per Ben’s research and paint store recommendations, we used Sikkens SRD in a Teak finish.
Ben had a one day only 20% off all paints and stains coupon at Home Depot, so we bought six gallons. And used just under five to get it covered in one thick, even coat.
The color samples at Home Depot and the can showed a medium toned finish, but it actually is much darker.
Not that we don’t like it, but it just wasn’t what we expected.
However, the dark wood is high contrast against the limestone, so happy accident.
It takes 48 to 72 hours to fully cure, and a few areas still are shiny. But soon we’ll be able to walk on it and (gasp!) use it.
Once the back deck dries, we’ll coat the new front walkway and steps.
More beams make three steps and a small platform.
Because the house originally had concrete steps (that still tie into the house foundation) we had to build the steps over the broken concrete.
An outdoor bench and cable rail system are still on our to do list, but we’re slowly finishing up this year’s landscape work. Which means we’re getting closer to a pretty exterior and a master bathroom remodel.
What do you think of the darker finish? Did you cross somthing off your to do list this weekend, too?