Not much going on here in our sticks and bricks world. Finally got two of our storage sheds that were in disrepair torn down. I also cleaned the deck stairs with a mixture of water, soap and bleach. The formula is one part bleach and three parts water. I add a squirt or two of dish soap so the mixture sticks to the wood and scrub any molded areas with a brush. I finished the stairs with a good quality stain. I used a roller and brush to apply the finish, having had little luck with sprayers.
Fourteen years ago I built a house down the street from our current home and the painter finished the wood with a product made by Flood. The cedar front of the home looks new to this day. I’ve found Flood’s CWF wood stain to be an excellent product. The deck finish material is similar to a thin past when applied so it sticks like soap to the wood. This gives the wood time to absorb the finish. I highly recommend the product.
Finally making some progress on my 2016 list of things to do! I’ll have to put some grass seed down this fall. The lawn died under the trash dumpster used to haul off the old sheds and a lot of junk from the house and property.
On the RV front, I’ve been studying up on batteries and refining my rating system for trailers to make it less subjective. More on both topics in a future post.
I’d appreciate your opinion about what RV batteries to start off with. Karen and I don’t want to limit where we are able to stay in our future fifth wheel which we expect will include a week or two boondocking at times. A generator is most likely in our future. I’m leaning towards six-volt AGM golf cart type batteries. However, if the trailer comes with a 12-volt battery we may just add another to start off with.