Beach Cottage Deck Progress, it’s gone from yellow to shiny blue
Wed 6th, Nov, 2013
Soooo here’s an update on the patchy deck, with pics from my phone, I couldn’t stomach getting the big girl’s camera on this one yet… I realised that it’s been a while since I’ve showed you what’s been going on out here and I have had a few reader questions on this and how it’s been going. Hmmm, well the actual build of the deck is great, lovely in fact and is proving to be additional living space to this small cottage. However it’s not been plain sailing with this one…
I have to tell you that while I’m loving it, we made a huge huge mistake with the oiling of this deck in a natural colour, which turned out to be naturally bright yellow (have a look here if you missed it and see the awful yellow oil that was supposed to be natural with no colour). One thing I don’t want in my life is a mahusive bright yellow deck, I’m thinking you might not need me to tell you that.
Soooooo after the first coat of oil and the disappointment we left it for a few weeks to settle down and see what happened, I had a feeling that it would fade pretty quickly being new wood and it did, but it still was far from the beachy coastal colour I had envisaged or the lovely grey pebble that I had had before on the old deck that I loved. Big old sigh. Both Mr Beach Cottage and I were pretty fed up about this to be honest, it was quite a big decision to get the deck done and it looked like we would be living with it like this for a while or painting it which was a big job.
And then we tried another stain. And it got worse.
This is a stain / oil which turned out to be shiny silvery metallic blue and far from its name which is along the lines of driftwoody beach house – this above is after one coat…
You can see here how it dried.
Oh my goodness!
Just to keep us on our toes though it dried differently on different areas of the deck, just so that it wasn’t uniformly patchy ;-)
This is the deck floor before the blue silver stain but after the natural oil
and after with one coat of everything…looking better in this photo (though not good!) than it did when looking at in the flesh
this is after two coats over the patchy bit with the oceany driftwood colour (!)
have you ever seen shiny driftwood?
Can I just say that the decking is not the only thing around here that is blue.
Cheerio, I would like to ask you if you see a solution but I think this one is time
It’s bye from me and bye from my shiny blue deck
(lastly here below is the next bit after two coats…we’ve now decided to call it a day for a month or so and see what happens, I’m hoping some serious fading will be going on in the next few weeks, we are going to put the furniture back and I am going to spend some time running up and down the deck to scuff it up a bit and foofing it up out here, which I think* will make it look a whole lot better, I’m hoping so anyway)