We had the pleasure this week in helping a senior citizen restoring my deck on the rear of her home. This deck had not been maintained well and it was just due to be restored.
As with most senior, money can sometimes be of concern. The reason I named this restoring my deck was because I wanted to do it for her.
A deck is something that is nice to have but it can’t always be a priority. In this case she knew that it was going to become dangerous if left to continue to decay. She also had a grandchild that she wanted to be able to take out there and at the same time feel comfortable.
It took some time to evaluate what could be salvaged. Restoring a deck means getting it back to a safe condition first and then think about the cosmetics. So on this deck restoration. There were many structural issues that had to be address. 1st being the steps and the railing system. They had become weak and shaky where they were nailed on or bolted. Some structural components were changed out with new treated material. When you do this it can sometimes stand out against some of the more weathered material and it noticeable. Our deck staining product will help this a little.
Deck Restoring process
Once the structural issues were corrected. Then we could move on to preparing the next which meant pressure washing. This deck had weathered so badly that we were not going to get it back to a true wood color so again, the deck stain is the solution.
Once deck had been prepped we did leave it to dry for a few days. Thereafter we were ready to do what was going to make the biggest difference. The deck restorer.
We used a heavy nap on the roller to allow the stain to get deeper into the cracks and crevices. Which this deck a lot of. Takes a little more time to do these old decks for obvious reasons but you can bring them back to life if you take the time.
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