Cathy Carr, APLD
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Cathy Carr, APLD

@ Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

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ajricc00 wrote:
Paint used? - Agreed, this combo looks fabulous. Would love to know what kind/color paint you used? Thanks!
   Comment   May 19, 2013
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eddy77
what is the stain
June 10, 2013 at 7:03AM   
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Cathy Carr, APLD
The treads and landing surface are made of a Brazilian hardwood called Ipe (pronounced Ee-pay). The wood is extremely hard - it's cannot be nailed but must be screwed down or put together with biscuit joinery - and so the stain must be specially formulated to penetrate the grain. We used a Sikkens product that doesn't have color: the color is of the natural wood. Of course, the stain makes the wood look its darkest, as if it was wet.
June 10, 2013 at 7:47AM   
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mattede wrote:
just built a new deck. love this stain combination. do you know the stain colors used. thanks!
     Comment   August 21, 2012
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jocar
What are the rails made of? Are they painted wood or plastic?
April 27, 2014 at 9:33AM   
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Cathy Carr, APLD
the rails are a high quality composite rail system called Premier made by Azek.
April 27, 2014 at 12:24PM     
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