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The Secrets To Successful Deck Cleaning and Staining
• Tired of cleaning and staining your deck year after year?
The secret for a longer lasting finish is to use the products professional wood restoration contractors use. Restore-A-Deck has made these sealers, cleaners, and tools available to the public.
• If your wooden deck looks terrible no matter what you try.
We can help with step-by-step directions and FREE how-to advice. There are techniques to make a finish look good and last. Once you learn the secrets from the pros and use the right cleaners and high-quality deck stains, you'll be able to enjoy your deck more.
Do-It-Yourself Deck Maintenance
We can walk you through it step by step
The true enjoyment comes when you open your door and step onto a finished wood surface where you can barbecue, throw a party or have a safe place for the kids to play. It is the steps to get there, the actual cleaning and staining, that can be cumbersome. It really comes down to using the right cleaners and stains to make the project easier to tackle yourself. On our products and articles, you can ask any questions you may have and an expert will help you with your particular situation.
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.
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 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.
How Can A Deck Cleaner Make a Difference?
Deck and Wood Cleaning Made Faster
- Restore-A-Deck products make the job go much quicker for you.
- Bring life back to older, gray wood decks
- Get rid of mold, mildew, and dirt.
- Prep new construction for stain.
- Remove failing stain from your wood.
- (R-A-D) will not remove solid or acrylic stains.
- Restore A Deck Stain Stripper removes sealers and semi-transparent stains.
Staining and Sealing Less Often
The deck cleaners in R-A-D are of the highest quality. A state-of-the-art, two step wood cleaning process will give you results you never thought possible. Our products are also environmentally as well as landscape friendly.
R-A-D is a concentrate. Why pay shipping and handling on water based cleaners? 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.
Read more about the terminology of deck stains versus sealer, how to apply products and how to choose sealing products for exterior wood in our Newsletter section.
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