Make your deck look like new with these deck cleaning and staining tips! There’s nothing like reviving your old deck to look new once again.
Evaluate your Deck for Damage
Before you start cleaning and staining your deck you should always make sure that your deck doesn’t have any damage. Check for rotting wood and broken boards. Replace the broken and rotting wood before you start anything else. This is a crucial step to ensure your deck is safe and secure.
Clean your Deck
You can choose to pressure wash your deck, but always make sure you hire a professional to pressure wash it for you, or you can try using cleaning solutions that help remove dirt, debris and mildew. Pressure washing may be the better option if your deck is really old. It will help remove any old stain so you can start from new. It is also much faster than cleaning and scrubbing your deck by hand.
Consider Applying a Wood Brightener
Wood brighteners are an easy step and should not be overlooked. During the deck staining process the stain will penetrate better if you use a wood brightener first. Spray a wood brightener on your deck, leave it on for a little while and then spray it off. It’s an easy step and it will refresh your old looking wood.
Deck Staining Time
Now it’s finally time for the deck staining. Do your research and find the best stain for your wood, your deck and your needs. There are many options to choose from. Always follow the directions on the stain can and only apply as much stain as the wood can absorb, don’t overdo it.
Take Your Time and Use the Right Materials
You may be eager to get your deck cleaned and stained quickly with materials you have lying around your home but it’s important to take your time and use the right materials. It will take you several days to finish your deck and it’s best to go one step at a time. Using the right materials will only help your deck down the road. The best materials and tools will create the best and lasting results.
It is also a good idea to regularly wash your deck. This will keep your deck looking new and refreshed for longer.
Call or text your local Handyman Connection if you need assistance repairing and refreshing your old or damaged deck. Our craftsmen are skilled professionals and have the right tools to get the job done.