There is nothing like deck-time in the summer. No matter if you’re an urbanite, suburbanite or someone who lives on acreage, great things happen on your deck. Let’s look at the best ways to make your deck happen.

  • #1: Build One! Now’s the time to build that deck you’ve been dreaming about.
    1. dassoXTR’s decking brings high style to your deck with huge benefits- like hidden fasteners (no nails or screws to step on) and finished ends ( so the butt ends don’t lift when you join them together) and the look of highly esteemed tropical Epi wood (which is rare enough it ought not be harvested). The incredible story behind this decking is that it’s made from bamboo! And it’s LOW MAINTENANCE! Call our locations to get the facts and a quote – you’ll be delighted!
  • #2: Restore Yours! We can make it so much easier than it was “back in the day!”
    1. Osmo’s Wood Reviver is the simplest, least time consuming, and best for your deck and its surrounds product out today! Every customer who has used it has raved about its performance and ease. Here’s how easy it is: dampen the wood, brush it on, wash it off! WOW- and no horrid chemicals to hurt your plants, the wood, or to inhale! Wood Reviver comes in two sizes, with the larger one you also receive the preferred brush for application.

      Once your deck’s wood is bare of its former finishes and the graying effects of UV, we have the best solutions for you to use for its care and protection. OSMO deck oil brings incredible beauty to your deck in 7 great color choices and made from natural oils. For those who prefer the look and feel of traditional water-based finishes, without the nasty high levels of VOCs, Vermont Nautural Coatings provides both beauty and eco-friendliness. Very easy too apply and provides a tough finish that will provide great protection against the elements and wear.Between these two naturally based product lines you’ll have the deck of your dreams!
  • #3: Add color and texture to your outside cement walls! We have the products and tools to help you get outstanding results! You can change those bland concrete walls into design elements of a beautiful home!
    1. Ecoprocote’s DecoPoz offers you the ability to create a smooth surface that cover concrete’s irregularities or imperfections with ease- you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to do.

      Ecoprocote’s Soycrete stain adds the beauty of 32 colors to create that artisan look you’ve always hoped to see.

      Variance is a brand new addition to our product lineup, Variance excels at delivering all forms of textured treatments to exterior walls- with colors tinted into the product making this simple and expressive all at the same time. We will have this available first in Seattle and Portland- please call either location for up to date information!

    Bring beauty with exciting outdoor wood treatments! Wood adds charm, warmth and personality to your home. As a natural product it does need occasional care to keep its natural beauty; and sometimes it needs to be replaced. Here’s some exciting projects that will make everything look fresh.

  • #4: Replace old siding with new Cedar siding.
    1. Our FSC Certified Vertical Grain Siding is easy to install, is engineered to provide exceptional dimensional stability, and will update and “up-style” every exterior wall . Our in-house experts will provide you with all the knowledge you need- and we’ll throw in the firring strips that will make install a breeze.
  • #5: Revive or Re-stain your existing siding and trim with top performing products from:
    1. Osmo- this is a German company started by and still run by wood lovers instead of chemists. There’s an outstanding selection of One Coat Finishes from Osmo that don’t require the regular maintenance most others need. With a large assortment of colors, including clear, you can find a great product that brings out the beauty of your wood. Come to our store to find out more!

      Ecoprocote’s Eco-Tuff clear zero-VOC finish comes in Matte or Gloss and can be brushed or sprayed on. Eco-Tuff will truly outperform other topical treatments in the market – and it is as green as it gets.

    One of my all-time favorites takes advantage of the great weather and all the activities that go on all summer. This project goes so much better when there’s room to get things out and I’m not displacing others while making the home fresh and up-to-date!

  • #6: Repaint the interior on those rare rainy summer days! We have an outstanding selection of fine paints in outstanding colors that will delight the eyes. Of course we provide the broadest selection of Zero VOC paints- and we have them in all sheens and sizes- from the small to very large project. Custom tinting is readily available, as is our knowledgeable staff for any assistance you may need.
    1. Consider the new colors of Colorhouse – their palette offers the latest color trends with that special Colorhouse touch! (You may remember them as Yolo – they’ve just revised their name to highlight how color-focused they truly are!)

      AFM Safecoat is renowned for their commitment to protecting personal health. We carry the full line of AFM Safecoat products from their primers to their Zero VOC paints in all of their finishes. We also carry their Sealers, Cleaners and Adhesives.

    We hope you enjoy our list and have a wonderful summer!

    As we move into the heart of the summer now is  the time to plan exciting outdoor projects that bring satisfaction all year long. Summertime brings great memories – like eating outdoors, enjoying the sun, watching the sun rise, and on and on….Made from natural plant oils

    Most of us have an opportunity to capture these moments at home. Outdoor spaces, from patios to decks to rooftops, let us spend time with family and friends. For existing structures, it’s easy to bring out their best with any of our coatings – such as Osmo Deck Oils or Vermont Natural Coatings; while quite different in their application, both bring out the very best in wood spaces like decks and walkways. To get those jobs started use Osmo’s Wood Reviver Power Gel, this has got to be the easiest, safest and most wood-friendly product available. It doesn’t use harsh chemicals that damage wood, does not require power washing (another wood destroyer), and when it is rinsed off it won’t harm surrounding vegetation. Plus application is a snap!

    You may not know that concrete can also be treated, sealed and stained to create a warmer, friendlier space. Ecoprocote’s line up of concrete mix, sealers, etchers and architectural stains do amazing things with what was once just a hard white surface (or a discolored stained one!). Our staff can help you make great decisions that’ll bring that old space a brand new look.

    For those who don’t have a deck but want one, consider our Western Red Cedar Decking. It’s solid, wide, beautiful to look at and to walk on, and affordable. Our FSC certified Tigerwood decking is remarkable- it’s beautiful varied hues make a statement to all who see it….and it’s from a sustainable harvested tropical source! Be sure to check which locations have these decking materials – once sold out they may not be available until late in the season. 

    Moving indoors, there’s no better time to install a new floor than in the summertime. Whether you’re considering a replacement or a refinish, doing it while the weather is best will make it easier on everyone who lives there. We have gorgeous Foundations strand-woven bamboo flooring available for the DIYer and the Professional – while it is beautiful to look at, its real beauty is what you don’t see after it’s down: our Foundations lineup is all solid strand which will add years to its life and performance. On top of it being solid, it is also 14 mm thick… a rarity now as almost all manufacturers are opting to decrease their thicknesses down to almost half of ours. Don’t hesitate to call our stores if you need more information!

    The beauty of natural hardwood flooring is unmistakable. We have an outstanding selection of hardwood floors from a select group of top quality suppliers. Consider the options by perusing our Serafina lineup, which includes 10 species in various widths, our FSC Tigerwood flooring or our selections of NW Big Leaf Maple, California Chestnut, NW Madrone, or NW Myrtle. Also available at our West Coast stores is DuChateau, an outstanding FSC certified hardwood flooring pre-finished with beautiful oil finishes.

    Another very popular option is Marmoleum. There’s no other resilient flooring material that provides such a selection of remarkable colors and designs than Marmoleum. Available in sheets, tiles or easy to install click-in planks; homeowners are delighted with their new floors from Marmoleum.

    Of course, there’s lots of other projects to consider, and we invite you to browse our website and find all the eco-responsible products that deliver outstanding performance to make your home beautiful. And of course, we’ll be delighted to see you at one of our stores.