ProWood Blog

  • Deck the Halls - and the Deck

    Posted 21 November 2016 1:00 PM by Jase DeBoer

    It’s winter! White snow. Warm fires. Family gatherings. It’s a beautiful time of year, no matter where you live.  Maybe your home gets blanketed with snow, or maybe you hang ornaments on palm trees for the holidays. No matter where you are, we have a few decorating ideas for you. First, make sure your  deck is winterized (check out our previous blog on how to prepare your deck for the winter months). Once that’s done,  it’s time to spruce it up for the ho...

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  • 3 Steps to Winterize Your Deck

    Posted 19 October 2016 4:55 PM by Jase DeBoer

    For some, winter is a time to stash the outdoor furniture and get ready to watch the snow pile up on the deck until the spring thaw (if that’s you, we have important information for you below). For some, it’s a time to enjoy the deck in other ways, with outdoor heaters, fire pits, grills that never get stored and holiday décor (if that’s you, we’ll have a lot of info for you in our next few blogs). Either way, it’s important to prepare your deck for your win...

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  • Expanding Parks with ProWood

    Posted 21 September 2016 12:00 PM by Jase DeBoer

    Summer has quickly come to an end and we’re beginning to make the transition into cool, fall weather. In Michigan, the air is crisp. Leaves are turning color. And—new this year—people in Grand Rapids will get to experience the vibrancy of the season in a vast expansion of one of the nation’s largest urban parks – Millennium Park. As part of the 50-acre addition, a 570-foot pedestrian boardwalk was added to give visitors a chance to take in the new sights of the park...

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  • Can I Paint My Wood Deck

    Posted 19 August 2016 4:00 PM by Jase DeBoer

    Pinterest and home improvement shows have made it easy for homeowners to identify and tackle projects that help them customize their homes. One such project is painting decks with designs. It might look good, but we at ProWood® don’t recommend it. Paint and opaque stains don’t wear well—because wood expands and contracts with the weather. Eventually, the paint or stain will bubble or chip, and will have to be repaired.  While this is purely an aesthetic issue and has ...

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  • Prepping for Your 4th of July Party

    Posted 21 June 2016 3:28 PM by Rena Brenner

    It's never too late to display your patriotism - especially out on your deck. Whether you’ve been planning all month long or decided to throw a last-minute barbeque, we have fun DIY projects and recipes to kick your 4th of July celebrations up a notch. Simple Décor Drape red, white and blue fabric from deck posts Hang flags or streamers from railings Use string lights to illuminate the night Paint mason jars red, white and blue to create patriotic candle holders ...

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