Staining Your Deck. Decks are a great place to relax and entertainthey really are like outdoor rooms. But, because decks are exposed to the elements, as well as a lot of foot traffic, they require maintenance to keep them protected. Properly staining your deck can help maintain its beauty through years of barbecues
Jan 22, 2014 . I've successfully cleaned outdoor structures with a bleach-and-detergent solution, a bristle brush, and a little bit of elbow grease, an approach that can offer as good or even better results. (For more, see Maintenance and Restoration of Wood Decks, Mar/Apr 2007, deckmagazine.com.) Contributing editor..
They open up the home and facilitate entertaining and outdoor dining. Yet, decks are also subject to the damaging effects of weather. As such, deck maintenance is critical to prevent discoloration caused by dirt, moss, algae, and other plants. These deck enemies tear apart the surface of the wood. Splinters form, creating a..
Your wooden deck will benefit from a high-quality wood oil. As soon as the wooden deck is clean and completely dry, the WOCA Exterior Oil can be applied. Make the application in dry weather only (at temperatures between 15-25°C) and avoid direct sunlight. WOCA Exterior Oil, which is recommended for the actual oiling,..
If you have damaged wood, replace it with new. Deck cleaners are formulated to clean a deck surface whether it has a stain or sealer on it or not. However, if you have an old finish that's worn out, the cleaner will do a blotchy job. It'll clean the worn spots differently from the spots that still have finish on them. Look for signs of..
A wood deck is a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors, but to keep it in good shape you'll need to do some maintenance. That includes an occasional cleaning with mild soap and a pressure washer set on a low setting. Then you'll want to seal the wood with a water repellantor water repellant stainto protect it from..
Mar 6, 2013 . A wood deck is a large investment that can add value and visual appeal to your property while giving you an attractive place to relax outdoors. But even well-constructed decks will start looking shabby after a few years if you don't take the right precautions. Follow these tips for your wood deck to help ensure..
Proper deck maintenance ensures a beautiful deck that lasts for many years. To care for your deck, you'll need to clean the wood to remove damaging green growth and dirt. Green growth leads to early decay, shortening the life you your wood. It also creates a slippery surface that can be very dangerous. WOCA Exterior..
How to clean decks (with Clorox Outdoor Bleach) Wood surfaces must be sealed. One. Prep. Wear old clothes, shoes and rubber gloves. Two. Mix. Pour 2¾ cups of Clorox Outdoor Bleach into 1 gallon of water in a plastic bucket or container. Three. Scrub (A). Apply bleach solution using a brush or broom on horizontal..
If you want to add color, use an exterior stain first. Exterior stains come in both solid and semi-transparent finishes. Always use the semi-transparent for the decking area, but try a solid color if you want to highlight railings or banisters; it ends up looking like a painted finish. Exterior stains are available in oil or latex, and both..