Archive for the ‘Deck Sealing’ Category

Deck Restoration & Refinishing Testimonial

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

We received a letter in the mail today from a happy customer and thought we would share.  At Sealwize, we have a reputation for awesome deck restorations with the very best technologically advanced sealants and stains and service not found elsewhere.  There really is a difference in deck maintenance.  Experience the difference like Eric Jacobson of Overland Park, KS.  Call today for a free consultation and estimate!  913.575.1469

Jacobson Testimonial

Sealwize Cedar Tint Zr44 Deck Sealant Pictures

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The Sealwize Zr44 water repelling wood preservative deck sealant can be applied in clear or with pigment tints.  The Cedar Tint is certainly the most popular.  It sure looks nice!

Sealwize Zr44 Applied With Cedar Tint in Raymore, MO

Sealwize Zr44 Applied With Cedar Tint in Raymore, MO

Zr44 is a great option for new (seasoned 30-90days) or near new decks in good condition.  This unique sealant crystalizes in the micro pores of the wood from the inside, which strengthens and increases the dimensional stability of the wood, while preserving it (almost like the wood is petrified).  And as a result, the wood is permanently less absorbent and less susceptible to deterioration.  Zr44 is best for homeowners seeking long-term protection as the primary goal.  However, since this is a water repelling wood preserving deck sealant, it is best for homeowners that prefer the natural look of wood because it does not have the same color retention performance characteristics of a deck stain.   Deck stains hold color longer but can offer less protection from the elements, especially if not reapplied frequently enough.  Sealwize recommends that decks treated with Zr44 either be professionally cleaned or refreshed/stained annually for best aesthetics.  The maintenance is relatively simple and cost is very reasonable.  Actually, the pictures in this post are of a deck originally sealed in 2008, and refreshed again in 2009. 

Side View of Zr44 with Cedar Tint

Side View of Zr44 with Cedar Tint

If you have a deck in good condition and the protection of your wood is most important, then consider Zr44 deck sealing in Kansas City from Sealwize.  When the wood on your cedar deck is permanently protected and preserved, the only thing you have to worry about is cleaning or staining it at your discretion.  When the Zr44 is applied clear, the wood will naturally turn gray from dirt and sunburn.  This is normal and the maintenance process to clean annually is inexpensive and actually offers the lowest total cost of ownership when compared to any natural wood deck treatment process.  It is much cheaper to have your deck cleaned each year than to have traditional deck stains applied every year or two. 

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But Zr44 is not for everyone.  If you prefer a stained look that lasts longer, consider our NanoStain that comes with a 6year warranty.  This stuff is durable and looks fabulous.  Check out our NanoStain Pictures!