Paul Hofmann Construction
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Waterfront Deck - Beach Drive modern

Waterfront Deck - Beach Drive

Waterfront Ipe Deck with glass railing on Beach Drive in Oak Bay near Victoria BC.

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June 19, 2013
Thomas Philips Woodworking LTD. wrote:
Hey Paul what type of finish do you put on your decks? They look great
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Paul Hofmann Construction
Hello & thanks for your question! The finishes we choose are based on a number of factors including exposure to the elements (especially waterfront), wood species, environmental impact and clients input. In some cases, we leave actually don't finish our decks at all, allowing them to develop a beautiful natural patina over time. We have built a few decks with Ipe, a super durable & rot resistant hardwood from South America that is particularly well suited to this. If we are using a stain/protectant, we usually choose a SANSIN product - a Canadian company that specializes in super low VOC waterborne finishes. For decks, we use their "DEC" product that will not build a slippery film on the surface and is available in a wide range of stain colours. Hope this helps!
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