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Refinish Wooden Deck

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Refinish Wooden Deck - Painters

The wooden deck behind your home is a place where many memories are made. Be sure to protect and extend the life of the wood by refinishing the deck. Doing this will make your deck look fantastic as well as improve your home’s resale value.

Here are a few basic steps to help you refinish wooden decks.

Inspect the State of Your Deck

To start the refinishing process, begin by inspecting the wood deck for any structural problems. A wood deck endures many environmental challenges. There may be loose boards, as well as rotting or severely split wood. It’s best to fix those issues before beginning the actual process of restoring the deck.

Power Wash the Deck

The critical component of deep cleaning a wooden deck is to power wash it.  To do this, use a power washer with a water pressure that is as low as possible while still being effective. Cedar, pine, and other softwoods should have a water pressure around 500-600 psi. Increase water pressure for harder woods, but do not go higher then 1200-1500 psi.

Sand the Wood

After the power washing is complete, it is time to move on to sanding the wooden deck. The reason behind this is due to wood fibers that could have risen during power washing. These fibers do not go down and could cause splinters, so sanding the wood gives it a smooth, even finish.

Apply the Wood Stain

Once you have completed the preceding steps, it is time to get your tools and begin staining the deck!

Start with the handrails, and work your way down to the deck boards. Use a smaller brush for areas such as handrails and trim boards. Flat paint pad applicators can help cover large areas while providing a nice even coverage of the stain

Seek Professional Help

There are many stages of this process that you may not know how to do or possess the necessary tools to complete. For help, use Seva Call. We will connect you with professionals who can fit into your schedule. Contact Seva Call now, so you can begin preparing your deck for a wonderful spring!