I recently rebuilt our deck. The planks on our old deck were getting rotten. They had never been painted which probably led to their deterioration. With age they became a dark brown color, so we didn’t really notice all of the constant debris from the trees that fell on it.
I painted the new deck with this light gray color, and wow, now we see every little thing that falls on it. I was shocked yesterday when I looked out on the deck to see all of these little leaves that had fallen on it. I guess I had better get the broom out.
While noticing all of the debris will make for more work, it is probably a good thing for the life of the deck because it will be harder for the deck to deteriorate if all of the organic materials that fall on it is seen and removed more often.
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