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    Pergolas usually are a PITA for me.
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    Some of these difficult jobs ~ lattice's and etc. ~ you have to brush on the stain...right?
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    Carlos,
    Any "by hand" work we use Shurline stain pads. They don't drip and you can get into corners and tight areas easily. They are slow going though. We try to spray any lattice, spindles, arbors, etc. A simple trigger sprayer and plastic qt. bottle can be very helpful for tight spots that you can't reach. Keep the brushes for painting.
    Mike Schoeben
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    Arbors, overheads, & two-one, composite decks w/wood railings. I really dont mind the hand work as long as I dont feel pressured, re: get enough $ to do the job.





    Lyle Gottschalk
    Ace Restorations
    Deck Specialist
    Pleasanton, Ca.
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    Interior ceilings of Gazebo/Sunrooms. The builders here have a tendency to use tongue and groove smooth cedar. It has zero absorption. It's a disater when staining upside down and it constantly drips in the grooves. You will spend hours just wiping the drips.

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    geeez....not too convinced that wood staining is the ticket as an add on.

    I enjoyed my first cleaning and brightening job a couple of weeks ago. It was cool and I really digged the way the chems worked.

    Staining??? That is another subject!!!
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    Wood work is a hard way to earn a buck. You can expect a fair percentage of callbacks if you have employees. It takes a little bit to master technique and even when an employee gets it, he/she has to be diligent all the way until the last brush is on the truck. It only takes a few drips from a hose onto the sidewalk to get the dreaded callback.

    You have to be very efficient to make money in wood. You can also get way off schedule. When using oil based products to seal, you have to wait at least two days to hit the right moisture content. You can have four decks lined up for the next day and a quick passing thunderstorm in the evening will set you back another two days. Its imperative to have other work lined up such as house washes or you may find yourself sitting at home waiting for wood to dry out. You can also get into a cycle where you keep stripping decks during that wet period and get wayyy behind. Last spring was very wet here. At one point we were behind 20+ decks. Even though you tell people you are at the mercy of mother nature, they get tired of hearing "Your next on the schedule". One rainy season and you take it on the chin.. hard.

    I wouldn't recommend anyone getting into decks as their main source of revenue. It doesn't pay enough. For the last two years I've been weaning backwards from decks and hope to eliminate them all together except for hardwood specialty work such as mahogany and ipe. Just my $.02
    Ken Fenner
    PressurePros, Inc
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    I agree with Ken on being able to control wood scheduling in the Northeast is pretty much a nightmare. But it has gotten me into the Total Property Maint. since I started in Pressure washing and a good rotation of those properties is possible. I am more for getting rid of the Ipe people except for cleaning them. I have not done it yet but I leaning that way. Ipe does dry fast though !

    On a side note: to do ceilings take a Lambs wool applicator not on the wood and control the amount of oil it absorbs and hand rub it in. I have had success with this method
    Diamond Jim's LLC
    Wood & Stone Restoration
    Pressure Cleaning
    Waterbury CT

    James Foley

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    Sometimes the best decks we do are the ones we don't do. I just got off the phone with a women who has a 12x32 ipe deck with pt rails, spindles all around and 2 sets stairs.

    She wants to use Penofin(not me) and her budget is $850. bucks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkpaint View Post
    Sometimes the best decks we do are the ones we don't do. I just got off the phone with a women who has a 12x32 ipe deck with pt rails, spindles all around and 2 sets stairs.

    She wants to use Penofin(not me) and her budget is $850. bucks....
    I dont even do wood and that price (budget) seems way low...Let me take a crack at this....+/-$2100.00? Just curious!!!
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