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5 Ways to Protect Your Deck From Summer Parties


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Go Dark
You can play with color, too. Think burgandy, dark gray or even black stain.
You can play with color, too. Think burgandy, dark gray or even black stain.
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As the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them. In terms of your deck and summer parties, this means choosing a color that will mask potential stains so you don't have a coronary every time you see somebody's drink start to wobble. Darker is always better in the stain hiding department, so a deep walnut stain or dark brown paint is your best bet. Choose one with a built-in sealer to save yourself an extra step.


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