Refinishing or Sealing Your Wood Deck

Refinishing your deck not only adds beauty to your outdoor living space but is necessary to preserve the wood from sun and moisture damage. Depending on how well the deck has been cared for, you may simply need to have the deck cleaned thoroughly and a new coat of sealer applied.

In some cases, more extensive work is required. The following images show a deck that was previously painted with a traction type product. The owners wanted to restore the deck to its natural beauty. The first step required stripping the product off the wood surface, followed by a thorough pressure washing. Once dry, the wood was sanded to ensure all the old product was removed. The final step was applying the stain. The result is a beautiful deck restored to its original condition.

If you have been putting off refinishing your deck, we can help. You’ll be so impressed at the results you will wonder why you waited so long. Depending on the condition of the deck, the project can usually be completed in 2-3 days. The job could be in progress during the week while you are away at work and by the following weekend you will be home enjoying your beautiful deck!

This particular deck required removing a coat of traction type material that had been painted on several years prior.

Deck surface before sanding

Deck stairs have been sanded and prepped for staining

Deck surface has been sanded and prepped and ready for staining

The deck turned out beautiful. Sanding the old finish down to the natural wood and enhancing with stain brought the deck back to life.

Deck has been stained and is ready to enjoy!

Cari

Cari Barron, owner and founder of Contractor Hotline, purchased a home in need of various repairs in 2002. The process to find a quality home remodeling contractor proved to be a complex challenge. The first-hand experience was the inspiration behind founding Contractor Hotline in 2006. Connect with her on Google+

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