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The Secrets To Successful Deck Cleaning and Staining
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|4 Myths About Deck Cleaning and Staining
Myth #1: Cleaning and staining a deck is not something I can do myself.
While it is true the restoration process can be labor intensive, what makes it more difficult is using the substandard products available at most home centers. Deck cleaning should be performed as a two step process. Read more about how professionals perform deck cleaning.
Myth #2: Decks have to be stained every year to stay looking good.
For most wood species this again boils down to performing the proper prep and using quality deck staining products. Certain types of wood will need to have yearly maintenance performed on them. These decks include hardwood varieties such as ipe (ironwood), garapa gold, massaranduba, mahogany, and purple heart among others. For these exotic woods we offer Woodrich Hardwood Wiping Stain premium formulation hardwood stain and seal.
Myth #3: You need a pressure washer to properly clean and prep.
While a pressure washer is a great tool to speed the cleaning of your wood project, Restore-A-Deck is designed to use with a simple deck brush and garden hose. If you own or have access to a power washer, read some pressure washing tips here.
Myth #4: New construction does not need to be cleaned before staining.
When a deck undergoes construction it is subjected to dirty feet as well as exposure to mold spores. In addition there is often a phenomenon known as mill glaze which will prevent deck stains from penetrating the wood. A two step cleaning process is as crucial to new construction as it is to older, graying decks.
A Quick Word About RAD's 2 Step Deck Cleaner
For years commercially available deck maintenance products have contained little more than bleach and a little soap. Restoration contractors have known for awhile that bleach is not the best thing to put onto untreated wood. After being asked often by DIY enhtusiasts what are the best cleaners to perform a restoration or new construction prep, we decided to share the secrets of the professionals. We hope you will join the hundreds of satisfied customers that have given Restore-A-Deck™ and Woodrich Hardwood Wiping Stain rave reviews. Product Page
|How Can A Deck Cleaner Make a Difference?|
|Faster Cleaning:You have better things to do with your time. Restore- A- Deck cleaners make the job go much quicker for you.
Bigger Savings: R-A-D is a concentrate. Why pay shipping and handling on fillers? You can use up to four times as much OxyClean™ and still not get the cleaning power in R-A-D ! Our products were developed by deck cleaning and restoration specialists with special buffers and surfactants to make them gentle yet effective.
The Results Speak For Themselves
This picture of half finished floor boards dramatizes the results you can achieve with a two step cleaning process.
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|Step-by-step technique to properly prepare wood for staining|