A deteriorated deck gets a refinish
A debacle of a deck had become desolate in its deterioration and decay.
Diligent and determined deletion of damage and discoloration produced a denouement both delectable and dainty.
The deficient deck is now delightful and the Dame of the domicile was demonstrably delighted!
Deck refinishing requires the proper tools
If the deck has previous coatings on it we will often use our heavy duty floor sander (you can rent one at a rental yard). These units can remove old finishes much quicker that water blasting, which can damage the wood
After sanding and replacing boards found to be rotted; a finish can be applied
If the deck was previously finished with a solid color stain (as in this case) or paint then you will probably have to go solid stain or paint again because color will remain in the crack between boards.
If the deck was finished with a semi-transparent…then after sanding; use a biodegradable stripper in the spaces between boards and then gently water blast so those spaces between boards are brought back to bare wood….then you can apply an oil based semi-transparent stain.
Who makes the best stain?
- Oil based Semi-transparent or translucent stains are the best and easiest to maintain: Duckback; SuperDeck; TWP, Messmer’s or Sikkens products.
- Acrylic semi-transparent: stay away from Home Depot (Behr) or Lowes….also avoid Ben Moore Arbor coat….all these will peel and look awful next time you recoat!
- Acrylic solid body: if you have to go solid Home Depot Behr solid deck stain is fine choice
- If you can coat all sides of boards before installation the Sikkens Rubbol solid color oil is by far the best.