A decking restoration project doesn’t always have to be an ongoing project. They can be as simple as a new oiling deck finish or some new wooden accents like railings or benches. A deck restoration can be started with proper planning and preparation and finished in as little as a weekend. Continue reading to see how to restore a deck that will last you for years to come.
Basic Deck Restoring Procedure
1. Prep the Surface
Begin the deck restoration process by clearing the surface of all furniture and accessories where applicable. Next, hose off or better yet, pressure wash the surface to remove any old dirt, grime or degrading layers of sealant or stain. Try to avoid using harsh chemicals at this stage due to the timber material being exposed, making it more susceptible to deformation and damage. Sand any rough spots of the surface and remove any large splinters or frayed edges. If wood panels need to be replaced this is the time to do so.
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2. Coat the Deck in Primer
Add a thick layer of primer to the decking surface to ensure any knot holes, or cracks are sealed and allow time to set until the material has hardened. If necessary, you can go over areas with a handheld paintbrush or thick syringe. Again, further time needs to be allocated to allow for the primer to dry and set before applying any kind of oil or stain deck finish or sealant.
Wondering how to restore a deck for your home? Not sure about the right deck finish? Speak to Versace Timbers today! We’re a friendly, family owned business that has all the knowledge and supplies for your deck restoration project. Call us on 07 3266 9000 or give us your details in our online form, and well get back to you!
3. Seal and Apply Deck Finish
Should you get an oil or stain deck finish? The right decking finish will depend on a number of factors. These factors can include the type of timber you’re using for your project, your total project budget, the style your after or the style that best fits your home.
There are thousands of possible styling options with arrange of colours, base materials and aesthetics available for your deck finish. From water based stains, wax sealants, oil based repellents and beyond. Generally, less expensive decking timbers can be stained with water based stains to give an appearance of a more lavish material.
Water Based stain finishes can be:
- Quick drying
- Environmentally friendly
- UV and weather resistant
- Easy to apply and maintain
- Extremely long lasting
Oiling Deck finishes and sealants can be:
- Highly water and weather repellent
- Long lasting with a lush finish
- Slip resistant
- Breathable for the timber material while still being moisture repelling
- UV resistant
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article on ‘how to restore a deck for your home. If you’d to discuss options with a timber specialist, be sure to contact our timber supplies Brisbane team today by calling 07 3266 9000 or by visiting our yard in Virginia at 33 Vauxhall St Virginia QLD 4014.