For the Love of Wood! Wood must be protected and 
nourished. When the elements have stripped it 
of its natural oils, then we must replace those oils to 
prevent further damage. Restoring good wood costs 
pennies on the dollar when compared to the cost 
of replacement. Additionally, you save trees and 
you avoid the mess and disruption of construction.

Click here for a thorough discussion of the factors 
governing deck finish product performance.


 BEFORE

DURING

AFTER


Cleaning a delicate wood surface 
with the proper solution produces 
the desired result. Without the
proper solutions the novice is 
prone to rely too much on 
pressure alone, which will 
damage the wood grain and 
can never fully restore the 
wood's natural beauty.

Before
Bringing back the beauty
After

Before

After

This hardwood deck in 
Nantasket, MA restored beautifully. 
It required some paint stripping 
in addtion to our normal approach. 
This is perfect example of the need 
for the proper solutions and 
knowledge of how to use them.
This gorgeous New Jersey cedar 
shake roof was hiding under 30 years 
of moss and lichen growth. There 
were even tree frogs living up here! 
The cedar was, for the most, in 
surprisingly good shape. 
A sealant was applied, once the 
surface was dry, to seal out 
further encroachment. It's never 
too late to stop the decay and 
protect your investment.
 

Good use of Solution

This Needham customer called 
us after reading the label on the 
can of paint. It read "Apply to
clean, dry surface". Dead wood 
fiber (aka weathering) must be 
treated like dirt and removed 
before painting. If you were 
waxing your car, wouldn't you 
wash it first?
The first impression many get 
from this photo is that the bright 
area is fresh stain or paint.
Once again, simple removal 
of mildew, dirt and dead wood 
fiber is all that is needed to reveal 
the beautiful cedar siding. 
Two wet-on-wet coats of CWF 
were sprayed and brushed 
on a week later to finish 
this restoration in Millis.
You have to love natural wood! It's 
almost a shame people paint it.

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Dharma - Clean Response 
Surface Cleaning
and Restorations
368 Village St.
Millis, MA  02054
(508) 376-4635
(800) 749-3133
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