Deck Restoration

As the surface of a wood deck is exposed to high humidity, sunlight, dirt, mildew, rain and snow it eventually deteriorates or fades in appearance.

Even the toughest finish will succumb to weathering within 24 months and will need to be refinished.

Along the coast of Rhode Island, the salty air adds another dimension to the deterioration of your deck causing the lifespan of your deck finish to be even less. A proper cleaning is an essential first-step in the refinishing of wood decks.

I begin by protecting the working area including any structures and/or surrounding landscaping.

The next phase consists of wetting the deck surface with water and spraying a bio-degradable cleaner/degreaser and hand scrubbing the problem areas. If mold or mildew is present, I apply a mildewcide as well.

After the deck surface has been properly pre-treated, I power-wash the wood surface regulating the water pressure depending on the wood type.

An assessment is made and if some spots need more attention, and additional spot treatment is performed.

Upon completion, the surrounding area is rinsed and plants are gently misted to remove any deck residue.

After 3 days of no rain, your deck is ready to refinish!

Deck stain is instrumental in keeping your wooden deck looking its best. Staining your deck will not only keep it looking great, but it will protect it from the elements as well. Determining the best stain for wooden decks can be tricky as there are many options available. There are many color choices available when choosing a stain, and they also come in varied opacities. Whether you choose oil based, water based, light colored or dark colored stain is a personal preference as each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The bottom line is, when choosing a stain pick one that matches the exterior of your house and will be suitable for the amount of maintenance you wish to be accountable for. I have been using Cabot products for years with outstanding results.



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