A beautifully refinished wood deck not only looks great, protects and extends the life of the wood but it may also help improve the value of your home.
Refinishing a wood deck involves some basic steps such as:
Power Washing (deep cleaning)
Staining and Sealing
After you make the call to Don Carvey Painting, and your staining project has been approved the next critical step is cleaning the surface of the deck. I recommend an oxygen based wood cleaner effective in removing mildew stains and graying caused by ultra-violet sun exposure on the wood deck and also effective in cleaning the wood of dirt and deposits.
Once you power wash the wood deck it is very likely that the wood fibers will raise as they expand with water. After drying, wood fibers can often remain raised and may cause splinters. You should plan on sanding your wood deck before staining and final finishing. It will make the difference in getting a professional job and will prevent dangerous splinters. Sanding the deck is easily accomplished using a palm sander and 100 grit sandpaper.
After all the cleaning and surface preparation is completed, your deck is finally ready for its new face. Don Carvey Painting uses only excellent quality, tinted sealers and semi transparent stain from Sherwin Williams.
Since your deck is likely your most valuable asset, you’ll want to protect it. And a fresh coat of stain or sealer can help to protect it from sun, snow, rain and hail for years to come.
Besides, it’ll make it look good, too.