Deck Make Over In 10 Easy DIY Steps

 In Home Care Tips


One day’s work can revive the most tired-looking outdoor spaces. Today’s do-it-yourself products make deck restoration as easy as 1, 2, 3, like this:


• Splash-test an inconspicuous area for water absorption. If the water penetrates into the wood it needs to be protected.


• Wet the plant life around deck and cover it to protect against product run-off.


• Wear old clothes, protective glasses and gloves.


• Clear the deck of all furniture and decorative items.


• Clean with the most effective solutions, like a product by Thompson’s called WaterSeal Heavy Duty Deck Cleaner. This product label recommends agitation with a deck brush following the application.


• Rinse with a garden hose or pressure washer and wet the plant life after the cleaning process.


• Repair loose screws or damaged boards on deck surface.


• Allow deck to dry for a few hours.


• Protect the finish and your work, with another top-selling DIY product (also from Thompson’s) called WaterSeal Advanced Formula. It is available in clear, honey gold, nutmeg brown, and natural cedar finishes.


• Clean up all equipment with soap and water.



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