Stenciling a Wood Deck in a Diamond Pattern
I decided I wanted to give my outdoor deck an extra pop! and a great way to do that was in painting and then stenciling the wood deck.
15 X 18 feet. Perfect size for an outdoor entertainment area. The shrubbary on the far side of the deck was overgrown and would have taken years to grow back had I cut it way back. So I completely cut it out. I replaced it with a trellis running the full length of the deck, 18ft. That provided me with privacy from the neighbor to the east. The trellis also gave me the ability to grow flowering vines on it. An extra plus.
I stained everything white. Keeping up with the white was something that would be dealt with as the need arose. This was no time to be practical. I was going for a WOW factor! White in this situation gives you the Wow factor. 4 X 8ft. panels of trellis were groved into 2 X 6 boards, secured on the top and against the railing. Then I proceeded with taping the deck off. I measured the deck off in 18 inch squares, appropriate for the size of deck we were dealing with.
I found a blue/gray stain that was a perfect color for my taste. After finishing the deck and thinking I was finished, I removed all the tape only to discover
there was a one inch gap between all of the corners. I had to retape to incorporate all of the corners. It wasn't as hard as the first time cause I was able to cheat here and there.
Almost finished and looking beautiful! Took me 20 hours and 270 yards of tape.