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I am Your Wood Deck Restoration Expert: More Than 30 Years of Hands-On Experience

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I am Scott Paul, a leading exterior restoration contractor and business owner with over 30 years of experience in exterior wood. My reviews and help tips are based on my history as a wood restoration contractor and actual hands-on testing, all designed to present you with the top product choices. See here for more info about me. has become the Internet’s go-to site for all things exterior wood and deck restoration-related. Over 78,000 Q&A comments and 6,500 Deck Stain Forum help topics. I love customer interaction on our site, so feel free to take part in our open discussion.

New for 2024 is our Deck Stain Facts section, with over 150 simple Q&A articles that answer all your questions regarding deck staining. More straightforward navigation and a better user experience will allow you to find all the needed help. I encourage you to upload and post pictures in our comment area for all our Deck Help Articles so I can offer better advice for your restoration project. I have added about 150 new articles and reviews for 2024 and 80+ videos. Check out the promising Restore A Deck Wood Stain that completes the Restore A Deck prepping line and allows us the ability to stain on the same day as the prep. is a help and review site that offers advice to homeowners who are laboriously restoring their exterior wooden decks, docks, and homes.

Deck Help Articles

This is a help site based on my experience as a restoration contractor. The primary goal of is to offer guidance to homeowners and consumers with exterior wood restoration projects. There are many articles on how to properly prep your deck and how to properly stain it.

Browse my extensive articles and ask questions you may have regarding your project.

Reviews and Ratings

Over the past years, I have used many exterior wood deck stains, cleaners, stain strippers, and brighteners. My reviews and ratings are based on our experience as contractors. I offer no guarantee of similar results. Consider that results may differ because of different wood types, exposure to UV radiation, and natural weathering. I allow consumers to post comments and rate their experience with a product. We encourage all good and bad experiences to be posted. We discourage comments from manufacturers.

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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993 Owner
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites. All the products he suggests through this site are sold through online sites and in retail stores, allowing the consumer to choose their own means of purchase. Scott’s eCommerce sites do sell many top brands he endorses and if you appreciate any of the help he has offered then feel free to purchase from one of them.