Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Staining the Dock with the Deck Pro

When I attended the Haven Bloggers Conference a few months ago I was quite interested in the Homeright products. I volunteered to give a couple of products a try and write a review. I am delighted with the first product I tried! I used the Deck Pro to stain our dock at our summer cottage and it worked like a dream!  You can read more about it or purchase it here. It is well worth the price for the amount of effort it saved me.

Deck Pro 1

I attached the Deck Pro to my long extension handle. I did use the small paintbrush to trim along the front edge of the dock to keep the stain off of the rubber edging but I’m not even sure that was necessary. I cannot overemphasize how quick and easy this job was. The last time we stained this dock we used a brush and it took forever, crawling around on hands and knees! This was so much better and took less than 30 minutes!!

Deck Pro 2

The gap wheel fills in the gap as you go, eliminating the need to try to push a brush in the gap for good coverage. One pass is all that was necessary for good coverage.

Deck Pro 3

It was a very smooth operation.

Deck Pro 4

Deck Pro 5

It was a dramatic difference after one quick swipe.

Deck Pro 6

The photo above is before I stained the bench. The photo below is after I stained it.

Deck Pro 7

After staining the dock, I ran out of stain before I got the bridge up to the dock done. I was afraid that I would not be able to use the Deck Pro the next day when I purchased more stain because I did not try to clean it. To my delight, I gave it a try and it worked just as well on day 2 as it did the first day! I could not be more pleased with the outcome and with the ease of use for this product. I would highly recommend the Deck Pro for staining your deck or dock and I can’t wait to try out the other products!

I was not compensated for this review but I did receive a complimentary Deck Pro for my use. All opinions are absolutely my own!

I’ll be linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style and to Tips, Tidbits, and Tutorials at Stone Gable.

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Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Pat, the Deck Pro looks amazing! Sure wish I'd had it last year when I hand-brushed the stain onto our deck! When I need to do it again, I'll have to remember this! Your deck looks great, by the way!

Laura Clark said...

Wow, you make staining a dock look so easy. Thanks for trying our New Deck Pro with Gap Wheel Product.
Laura Clark

Willie Fleming said...

It’s not just all about skills. Although staining does require calculated strokes, it is not any less important as having the right tools with you. For an evenly stained woodwork, you have to have both. Willie@SCP

Mandy said...

Looks great! What color stain is this, I love it!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

It is a Cabot stain, Semi Solid in Dark Gray