How to restore wooden decking

Every now and again you will have to refresh your wooden decking to ensure it is looking its best. What better time to do it than summertime or even before summer starts? This way, your outdoor space will look as good as possible for you and your guests to enjoy during your summer get-togethers and barbecues.

Step 1  – Make any necessary repairs.

To ensure the safety and stability of your deck, it is essential to tackle any cracked or broken boards as soon as possible. Any rotted wood should also be dealt with, and if the wooden boards are beyond repair, these should be replaced.

Step 2 – Sand it down.

Starting from a black canvas will help your deck stain adhere better. Remove any paint and/or old varnish from the wood boards with a paint scraper and sander. Make sure to sand down all areas of the deck so the surface is level.

Step 3 – Scrub and clean the surface.

Get rid of any dirt and debris by cleaning the surface. If your decking has tough stains, algae or moss, give pressure washing a go. After the whole surface has been cleaned, let it fully dry before applying the deck stain. If you need a second pair of hands to pressure wash your decking, we offer various jet washing services that might suit your needs.

Step 4 – Apply deck stain.

There is a wide selection of deck stains and deck paints to uplift the look of your wooden deck. So, choose the best product for your project and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to apply the specific product. It is recommended to paint or stain decking by following the same direction of the wood grain. Wait for the first coat to dry before applying a second one (if needed).

In case you do not want to enjoy your weekend instead of having the hassle of staining or painting decking, get in touch with our team. Our painters and decorators can paint various surfaces, including painting stairs as well as glossing wooden fences. Request a quote today by filling our online booking form or give us a call at 0800-0-12-12-12 and let us know how we can help.