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by Ron Hazelton on November 23, 2015 in News
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Do you know anyone in the Phoenix. area who restores wood decks? Ours is more than we can handle.
Restore did not work for us at all I'm still cleaning up paint chips 2 years later. Deck is chipping everywhere
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What sealer was used in this video? I read the response to a previous question but it does not mention the sealer used. I want to use to same product as in this video, the one that goes on white/milky and dries clear.
interesting video, I was searching for information on how to restore weathered deck boards, (the board straightening idea was a nice touch,) I'm more interested in finding a better way to display the wood features, the wax, (basic water soluble wax, for the surface certainly would produce some result however I think there must be a better way to achieve a better looking deck, thanks for the video, )
If you truly want to seal a wooden deck,. Mix the sealant 25% sealant and 75% water, apply and let dry.then mix sealant 50/50 with water and apply as shown in the video. let dry. mix 75% sealant with 25% water, apply, let dry. then a 4th application straight sealant. let dry. The wood will be sealed for a long long time.
I usually let my decks go about 5 years without applying sealant, after they are built so they get a "weathered" appearance, then clean and sealed as I said above. 1 spray application only coats the top. Doing it as I described, the sealant is pulled into the pores of the wood and lasts about 10 yrs longer.
I, too, was disappointed with Thompsons but found Rejuvenate by Rustoleum and have sealed my dock finally and made it sliver free. Also used screws to avoid nail-pops.
Nice Job - a simple solution - saves money - specially the cut out for twisting the board, I will use that Thanks DG. Deck below done with Weather Boss an all vegetable base 2 step sealer.
Five years ago when my wife and I were going to build a deck, we weighed whether or not to go with composite decking, considering the higher cost. I talked her into it and am glad i did. It's paid off and I haven't had to stain, fix nails or swap split boards like the old deck at our old house. All I do is power wash it twice a year with one of those $89.00 power washers from my home center, and Its way, way, way faster than staining. It looks as good as the day I put it down except for normal weathering. If you're tired of the high expense of staining and fixing and splinters, consider composite decking, we are glad we did.
Not sure what the problem is but I have been having a problem with this video, maybe its the heat! It plays a segment then shuts down have to start all over. After five tries I have given up. I get the idea but would have liked to view the entire video.
Video is crashing repeatedly after 2nd nail pulling action...
If the decking is cut flush with the edge, how would you address the twist problem?
I guess one could also remove all the boards and run them through a surface planer, like this: http://youtu.be/Deixp_7gDa4
What a helpful video! I read Pats response back about using stain afterwards, but I was asked to help a friend do her deck. While it looks the same as in the video, hers does currently have a stain on it already and you can see the natural wood color showing through. Any suggestions? Should I follow the steps in the video- clean and seal? Will that work over the stain and bring the color back? or do I need to re stain then seal? I was thinking of using 'Rustoleum Deck Restore' paint to cover the cracks after cleaning instead of staining? Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you!
I had a deck on the house I use to own. It too was cedar & I clean it up.After the cleaning it looked like new...
What strength of pressure washer was used on this deck repair? Thank you!
recover a deck/like your site
I refurbished my deck and it is great. I want to keep it up this year. Do I use the sprayer to get the residue off and reapply any cleaning products to protect it and keep it great. It was a huge deck and I want to enjoy it this year again. People rave about it. Thanks for the information and video
Please see the response to Pat's question. It will provide you with the answers you need.
Ron Hazelton Team
You might want to try using a power sprayer to remove old stain. It may help.
Emily LymanRon Hazelton Team
Ron asked me to send you this response.
Thanks for writing – good questions. There are two basic types of sealers: water-based and oil-based (linseed and tung oil are commonly used). When colored pigments are added, these, usually clear, sealers become “stains”.
Sealers work by slowing down water penetration and thereby reduce the swelling and contraction that occurs when wood gets alternately wet and dry. Frequent and excessive expansion and contraction is a major contributor to checking, cracking and warping. For the most part, I think the terms “waterproofing” and “weatherproofing” are used interchangeably. Some products may adopt the weatherproofing label because they have added UV filters (metal oxides) that help prevent sunlight from breaking down the cell structures in wood.
While water-based sealers/stains continue to improve, I still have a preference for oil-based versions. There are many competing brands on the market, among which you’ll find good products. One of my favorites is Duckback, although it tends to be a bit more pricey.
I do not recommend solid stains for decking as they are apt to show wear patterns from heavy foot traffic. Unlike paints, stains tend to be less resistant to rubbing and scuffing. I think you’d be happier, in the long run, with a semi-transparent product.
Hope this helps.
Great video. I did notice however that a neautralizer was not called for after the cleaning. Possible the sealer acted as a neautralizer for the chemicals that were used in Cleaning the deck?
Ive written my explanation on Deck Restoration at this address:
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Great insight and amazing results, I would have never expected that result, I have actually used a similar handmade tool(boards in the shape of a fork) for straightening twisted floor joist boards.. But this is definitely a money saver considering what you would spend to replace the deck. I hope to be able to do this on a soon to be new property me and my dad are purchasing, it has warped and discolored boards on the porch
I recently embarked on a deck repair project. Our boards were severely cracked and originally anchored with nails. My sons pried the old boards off and we then turned them over and re-anchored with Deckmate coated screws. The bottom sides were for the most part smooth and far better. Saved buying several hundred dollars worth of wood but I did have to drop 200 on screws alone.