Paver help

So, in theory, you could offer to clean it properly and then recommend the customer get a stain or sealing professional out there to finish the job when the wood is dry enough?
Also, what would happen to the wood if the customer didn’t seal or stain it because they liked the color and look of it after the clean and wood brightener? What kind of lifespan are you looking at (before it will require another clean) with the cleaned look vs stained or sealed?

I did my own deck, took two years for it to turn grey again.

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That is with sealing or staining? Or just cleaning and using brightener?

None of the above.

The man is full of questions! Joined the forum 6 days ago & already has 1 day of read time. I’d say you’re eaten up with it & that is what it takes. Punch ‘Deck cleaning 101’ into the search bar & grab some popcorn & a beverage. Decks suck, by the way.


and there goes his second day of read time… :rofl:


Yes sir lol. Also I been through a good amount of that section as well. Was only curious if it were different or treated the same way since this is just a one off rail tie piece to separate the pavers from what looks like a path to the back.
I try to limit repeat questions as well with more research.

Depending on where you’re at and how bad it was to start with. Could be 6months to 3-5 years.
Every wood job is different to some extent.

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Makes sense. Always adapt to situation and customer wants, and don’t forget to ask and set expectations prior to starting :ok_hand:

Setting expectations is one of the most important concepts i came across on this forum.


Open to criticism but wanted to provide some closure on the first photo.

17 blocks from the left, 6 from the bottom looks like you missed an ant turd but a good rain or two should take care of it. What are you gonna spend them fifty dollars on? Otherwise, nice work.


Nice work!

Looks good