When properly installed and maintained, a wood deck can be a beautiful addition to your home. They’re simple and elegant, adding a nice traditional look to your home that many people appreciate. In order to keep your wood deck looking as good as it can, you do need to perform some maintenance. Don’t worry! You’ll only need to perform deck maintenance about once a year. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your deck looking perfect.
Inspection and Preparation
The first step is to inspect your deck thoroughly. You will want to look for any loose boards or nails that are sticking out, as this will require actual repair and should be done by a professional. If it looks clear otherwise, clear your deck as best as you can and give it a good sweep with a broom.
You can’t seal your deck until it’s thoroughly cleaned. Use a power washer or even just a powerful garden hose to get dirt out from between deck boards. When purchasing a cleaning product for your deck, there are a few things to consider. Bleach-based products can help get rid of mildew but also leave the deck looking washed-out, so you’ll need a deck restoration product afterwards. Acid-based products can do well with graying and stains.
Sealing Your Deck
After your deck dries out, it’s time to apply sealant. This is an essential part of wood deck ownership. Put down tarps to protect plants, furniture, or air conditioners. You can either brush the sealant on, use a paint roller to roll it on, or spray it on. While spraying is the fastest way to get your deck sealed, keep in mind it will be the hardest to control.
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