A beautifully refinished wood deck not only improves the look of your deck but it also protects and extends the life of the wood. Furthermore, refinishing your deck may also improve the resale value of your home and allow it to sell quicker. Similarly, you can improve the longevity of your teak wood furniture by refinishing it at times. The following instructions can be used for refinishing your wood deck and teak furniture. One thing to remember, you should work
in a well-ventilated area since many toxic materials are involved in the refinishing process.
Like many other refinishing project, the success of refinishing your deck and teak furniture depends on good preparation. You need to thoroughly clean and strip the wood beforehand. In order to clean teakwood furniture, you may use a teakwood cleaner with a brush and sprayer directly on the surface. This will help you to scrub away all stains, dirt, and grease with a stiff nylon brush.
There are many ways to clean your wooden deck – for example: scrubbing, stripping, and pressure washing. You can scrub the deck surface by hand with a good quality broom. Scrubbing can be more adequate if you use a TSP or any of the popular commercial cleaners available in the market.
It is also important to sand the teakwood to remove the gray-colored surface grain. The best way is to use a coarse sand paper as well as a foam sanding. For large areas, you need to use a handheld sander in order to lower down the labor required to remove the faded wood.
In order to reduce chemical damage, you need to wet all nearby foliage just before using deck cleaner or strippers. When you are done with cleaning the deck, you can spray the plants again to wash off any chemical residue.
Before you apply the finish on your deck or teakwood, you need to allow enough time for the surface to dry. For guidance, you can go through the product label and instructions. It is also important to reset popped nail-heads and replace all warped as well as split-boards. You should also apply teak oil or teak sealer to the dry and clean teakwood furniture.
Both these products penetrate the wooden surface and will provide the furniture with added protection. There are many different finishes available in the market including clear, tinted, semi-transparent, and solid colors. You need to choose the right finish according to your personal preference.