As redwood ages, the outer layers become oxidized, creating a slightly
cracked, grey surface. Internal impurties within the wood are also
expelled longer after the deck is installed. This creates an uneven and
reactive "canvas" for high quality oils like the ones we use. In order
to neutralize this palette we apply an oxalic acid solution as the last
phase in preparation. This evens up the color by toning down the darker
colors and gives us a "brighter" canvas to work with.
come in various natural tints like redwood, cedar, and sequoia.
Here are some tints that we have done in the past
Here are 3 color
charts from stains we recommend:1 2
Here are some
tips in determining your color needs:
- Do you want
to show off the different colors in the wood or do you want a more
uniform color feel. Here are two different methods of applying the same
product. One has been brightened, which then allows the blondes to be
tinted red for more uniform look:
- We will
provide up to 3 samples of various tints as a standard part of our
effect is a more uniform pallete.
hightlights the color differences in the wood
is again more uniform in look. We did the rails and verticals in white
or course, we can do any solid color.