Charlie: Ken in Spring is looking for some advice on coating for decks. He says he heard you mention one and can’t remember what it was and wants to know what you would say to put on this deck.
Tom: Well, people say that a lot. They say, “I heard you mention this particular product, and it’s the only thing that ever lives right in the whole world, and that’s the only thing I have to have.” It really doesn’t work quite that way. Every situation’s a little different. If you’re going to paint a deck, you would use a deck paint. If you wanted to just use a sealer, there’s many of them out there that are probably pretty good. They won’t last near as long as a paint. Then you have, of course, stains that you can use on decks, too.
So, what I would tell you or tell him, excuse me, is the fact that decide what you want it to look like, go to a really good quality paint store, tell them, “I’ve got this deck. I want it to look so and so,” or have them even show you some samples, and then you decide, but there’s a lot of ways you can handle projects like that. It’s just not one way.
I hear that on other shows. I think some people get us confused because they just hear it on the radio or they hear an ad and they say, “Ew, Tom said that.”
Charlie: “It had to be Tom Tynan.”
Tom: I appreciate that because we’ve been on the air so long, Charlie, that people will confuse us first, which I like, but it’s very flattering, but, at the same time, there’s a lot of options.
Charlie: All right. Don’t go to aisle four. Go to a paint store.
Tom: Oh, Yeah.
Charlie: All right.
Tom: Get some good options. It’ll look great.