With spring just around the corner, it’ll soon be time to get your deck ready for outdoor barbeques. But how do you clean your deck without hurting it? Here are some helpful tips for cleaning your wood deck in Newcastle.
Prevent Wood Rot by Clearing
The first step is to clear your entire deck. Clear the deck of any furniture, rugs, grills, planters, etc. Don’t be tempted to try to work around your BBQ or table; move everything off your deck.
Brighten Your Deck by Washing
Cleaning your deck with a pressure washer saves time and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals. If you’re not careful though, pressure washing a wood deck can quickly damage the deck by leaving large gouges or make your deck looking “fuzzy” by raising the wood fibers. Be sure to use a low pressure setting, hold the nozzle at least a foot away from the deck surface, and keep spraying in a constant motion to avoid gouges.
Protect Your Deck by Sealing
Typically, decks should be re-sealed or re-stained every year or two to protect against water and UV damage. If you want the natural color of your deck to shine through, use a clear deck sealant to protect from water damage. If you want to add some color to your deck, deck stains protect your deck from water damage and UV damage because most deck stains contain a sealant and the added color pigments actually protect your deck from UV rays. Both deck stains and sealants can be water or oil based.
Interested in Wood Deck Cleaning or Installation in Newcastle?
Contact us at Outdoor Living Spaces NW in Woodinville to discuss options or request a consultation today! In addition to help updating your current deck, we design and construct new decks. You can also count on us for lighting, patio, fence, fire feature and water feature installations.
Wood Deck Cleaning & Installation Pros in Newcastle
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