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Rejuvenate Your Deck with Penofin RenewAll

Sep 21, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Rachelle Gordon

Penofin Renewal Blog


Looking for a way to improve the natural beauty of your wood deck boards while protecting them from the elements? RenewAll from Penofin is specially formulated to penetrate wood grain, preventing damage from UV rays, rain and snow. Give your deck a makeover that will increase its aesthetic value, all while strengthening its durability.

Penofin Renewall

Penofin RenewAll features an innovative elastomeric resin system with premium flexibility and adhesion. This formula smooths rough surfaces and keeps splinters at bay; it can also fill cracks up to ¼”. RenewAll creates a non-skid surface and meets both ADA & OSHA slip resistance standards, making your deck or patio safer.

Before applying RenewAll, it’s important to prep your deck boards. If there are any severely damaged or rotting deck boards, remove these first. Then, rid dirt and grime from your deck using a specialized cleaning formula, such as Penofin Pro-Tech Cleaner. Ensure all cleaning solution has been removed and the deck boards are dry before applying RenewAll. Apply one coat of RenewAll evenly across your deck boards, allowing it to dry for 4-6 hours before applying a second coat.

Rejuvenate your deck today with Penofin RenewAll. This innovative formula is available in six rich colors, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home. Remember that RenewAll is for outdoor applications only and works well for both wood and concrete. Breathe new life into your deck with Penofin RenewAll, available right here at!

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Fall Deck Prep Tips

Sep 08, 2016 | Posted in How To's By Rachelle Gordon

Fall deck prep

With the end of summer looming and kids getting ready to head back to school, it’s time to start thinking ahead to fall and winter. This is especially true for your deck, particularly if you live in an area with a cold climate and lots of snow. These harsh elements can wreak havoc on wood, and can cause splitting, fading, and degradation. Read on for some tips on how to prep your deck before fall arrives.

Clean the Deck Properly

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, particularly when it comes to your deck. Ground-in dirt and food stains can be problematic for wood, so a thorough cleaning before the cold comes is imperative. Messmer’s Liquid Cleaner is a great option as it both cleanses and brightens wood in one easy step. For a more in-depth cleaning, try Penofin Pro-Tech Complete Wood Care. This three-step system helps to strip wood, cleanse, and brighten and is perfect for any budget. It is vital to clean and brighten before applying stain, otherwise tannin stains may develop. These are unsightly black dots that occur when wood is not ready to receive finishing oil.

Seal and Protect

Once your deck is clean and dry, it is vital to apply a water-resistant sealant in order to defend against snow, sleet, rain, and ice. Wood left untreated could be susceptible to water entering the fibers of the wood, which can lead to cracking, warping, and splitting. Fortunately, offers several quality finishing oils meant to seal and protect. NatureBlend One Step Deck Finish by Structures Wood Care is a one-coat, semi-transparent finish available in three colors to enhance and shield wood from the elements. Penofin Cedar Oil is derived from Brazilian Rosewood Oil that coats individual wood fibers in order to safeguard against mold, mildew, and fading - and is only available here at!

Inspect for Damage

Doing a deck safety check at the end of the summer is very important, even if you do not use the area during the colder months. By checking for wear and tear, you can help prevent small problems from becoming big ones once spring arrives. Check hardware for any signs of rust, ensure ledger boards are properly connected, and inspect all support posts to make sure they are functioning properly. Check out our list of deck safety tips for more ways to protect your deck.

Living in a cold climate makes you appreciate your time on the deck even more, so be pro-active and prevent Mother Nature from taking its toll - you’ll be glad you did.


The DSI Westbury Trailer is Coming!

Sep 07, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Rachelle Gordon

DSI Westbury Trailer


DecksDirect is proud to announce a very special visitor coming to our Minneapolis showroom. On Monday, September 12th, the Digger Specialties, Inc. trailer will be rolling over to DecksDirect in all its splendor. This large trailer showcases some of DSI’s most impressive products, including the many styles of Westbury aluminum railing. The trailer will be at our showroom from 10am-12pm - there will be free coffee and donuts available, so don’t miss out!

Westbury Aluminum Railing

For an elegant and durable aluminum railing solution, Westbury is a perfect option. With a variety of designs, colors, and finishes to choose from, you’re sure to find the right fit for any deck. There are several options for infill types and top rails - you can even get a flat drink rail adapter kit specially designed to house your favorite beverage! Westbury also offers innovative lighting and post caps to complete your railing system.

Don’t miss your chance to see the DSI trailer in action on September 12th, 2016 from 10am-12pm at our Minneapolis showroom. DecksDirect is located at: 

3900 50th AVE N

Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55429

Chat with experts, have a little treat, learn about great products, and pick up the supplies you need to complete your decking project. The DSI trailer will be here for one day only - make sure to stop by!


AFCO Closeout Sale!

Sep 07, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Rachelle Gordon

Afco Sale Blog will no longer stock the AFCO 100, 125 and 200 Series products, so we’re offering the variety of AFCO products we have on hand at a reduced price for you. This offer applies to several baluster packs, post covers, stair railings, and gates. Quantities are limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone - so act fast!

AFCO Industries

AFCO aluminum railing systems are easy-to-configure and built to last. Available in six gorgeous colors and several styles, there is a railing system for practically any deck. These railing systems are made in the USA, offering unbeatable quality and attention to detail.

Don’t miss your chance to nab some dependable and attractive AFCO railing components at a special discounted rate! Speak to one of our qualified railing specialists at 1-888-824-5316 for more information and pricing, or stop by our Minneapolis showroom. These discounts are only available while supplies last - contact us today!


Labor Day 2016

Aug 31, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Kim Grinde - Van Engen

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

DecksDirect will be closed Monday, September 5th, 2016 for Labor Day.

DecksDirect wishes everyone a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend. As a reminder, DecksDirect will be closed on Monday, September 5th, and will resume regular hours on Tuesday the 6th. Shipping times will also be affected. 

Monday, September 5th: 

  • No Deliveries

Tuesday, September 6th: 

  • FedEx Express – Open
  • FedEx Ground – Open
  • FedEx Home – Closed

Please keep these dates in mind as you make your shipping plans. Feel free to contact the team with any questions at or give us a call at 1-888-824-5316 


DecksDirect is now a Deckorators Platinum Dealer

Aug 25, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Rachelle Gordon

Deckorators Platinum Dealer Blog


DecksDirect is proud to announce that we have been awarded Platinum Dealer status through the Perfect Dealer Program at Deckorators. Deckorators is one of the most recognized brands in the industry, and achieving Platinum Dealer status lets our customers know that we only strive for the best. Being included in this elite group is yet another example of how DecksDirect helps people build better decks.

As a Deckorators Platinum Dealer, DecksDirect has proven to provide the highest level of service. We have many premium Deckorators products which are Guaranteed in Stock, including railing kits, balusters, post caps, and outdoor lighting solutions. We feature many unique Deckorators items to peruse and purchase at our Minneapolis-based showroom and on our display decks. If you’re in the Twin Cities metro area, stop in! Once you decide on Deckorators products for purchase, DecksDirect offers hassle-free shipping, with the majority of products arriving within 1-4 business days after being ordered.

DecksDirect is one of only three recognized Deckorators Platinum Dealers in the region and we are thrilled to be a part of this exclusive program. Check out all of the high-quality Deckorators products available right here at


Dekor Plug and Play Lighting

Aug 23, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Rachelle Gordon

Dekor Recessed Lighting

Dekor Plug & Play Lighting

Dekor Lighting offer dozens of unique and quality lighting solutions for your deck and yard. Now, it’s easier than ever to install your Dekor products thanks to their innovative Plug & Play system. Simply plug male connectors into female - that’s it!

The Benefits of Plug & Play

Dekor Plug & Play lighting systems are both beautiful and easy to operate. The connectors are completely waterproof and self-sealing, eliminating the need to strip wires. There is also no guesswork when it comes to polarity as the Dekor connectors are keyed to function properly just by plugging them in.

Transformers, Controllers, and Cables

In addition to a plethora of attractive Dekor Plug & Play lights, DecksDirect also features compatible transformers, dimmers, and cables. There are a variety of lengths for cables, including extra long 60 ft options to ensure your installation goes smoothly. Dimmers offer better control of your lights to create the ambience you desire - some can even be controlled using your smartphone! For an efficient way to connect your lights, consider checking out the Dekor Plug & Play Quick Connect Hub. It has six ports, each of which accepts Plug & Play male connectors. It features plugs for ports that are not in use. The unit can be mounted quickly and easily via pre-drilled screw holes.

Dekor Plug & Play lighting solutions make installing and enjoying your outdoor lights a breeze. Make sure to check out all of Dekor Lighting’s products today on!


Customers are Flocking in from All Over

Aug 17, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Rachelle Gordon

Customer Visits DecksDirect Difference Blog is the largest stocking online retailer of deck accessories in the country, but did you know that we also have a warehouse and showroom in the Twin Cities? Customers have been coming in from all over, including New York City, North Carolina, and even Canada to check out our quality products and meet with our knowledgeable and friendly team. strives to bring honest and accurate information to all of our customers in order to help people build better decks. Read on to learn more about the DecksDirect difference.

Passion to Impress

All DecksDirect team members are passionate about what they do and strive to help customers in any way possible. We hire the right people for each position, focusing on our core values first. Our extensive training ensures that each team member has the knowledge needed to in order to provide the highest-quality customer service possible.

Personalized Service

Whether you need help picking the right deck stain or are looking to install a completely new railing system, the DecksDirect professionals are here for you. We have estimators, railing specialists, and other industry insiders available to guide you through your entire ordering process. Our team provides honest, accurate, and helpful information to help you complete your project in a timely and economical manner.

Nation’s Largest Specialty Retailer

At, we are proud to offer a wide variety of premium products for every type of project. There’s no need to look across retailers and websites - we have everything you need in one convenient place. Many of our items are Guaranteed in Stock, meaning they will be shipped out the same day the order is placed, as long as it’s before 3:30pm CST, Monday-Friday. If for some reason we cannot ship an item that’s listed as Guaranteed in Stock, we’ll send you $100!

Delivery is Fast and Free

Here at DecksDirect, we strive to get you the products you need quickly and efficiently. That’s why we offer free ground shipping on a wide variety of balusters, post caps, lighting, and hardware within the contiguous United States. Most orders arrive at your door in 1-4 business days. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge if needed. is dedicated to helping people build better decks, and we do so online, on the phone, and even in person. Let our friendly and professional team assist you with your next project - we’re here for you!




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