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Tips for Returning your Deck to its Former Glory

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Tips for Returning Your Deck to Its Former GloryThose first few summers of hanging out on your deck were a lot of fun. After a while, however, the beauty of the deck started to fade from use and exposure to the weather. Now you cringe every time you look at the sad state of your once beautiful deck. If the condition of your deck is bothering you then it is time to take action and return your deck to its former glory.

Pressure Washing

Dirt and grime can build up on your deck through exposure to the elements and frequent use. Getting your deck pressure washed has the potential to completely transform the way it looks. Many homeowners are delighted to find that there is a quick option that can make such a big difference in the look of their deck. If your deck is in relatively good condition then start out with pressure washing and see if it is enough to return your deck to its former glory. Even if it ends up needing more extensive work, pressure washing is always the first step in the process.


The sun and time can have a big impact on how your stain looks. Given enough time and exposure to the elements, just about any type of stain will start to show signs of fading. If your deck has areas that are faded then you may need to re-stain it to get the look you desire. The process of re-staining a deck includes pressure washing and sanding to get the surface ready for the stain. You will get the best results for your deck when you work with a professional. The keys to getting the best results include correct surface preparation, stain choice, and proper application. A pro will have the tools and expertise necessary to complete each step of the re-staining process correctly and provide you with the best possible results.

Full Restoration

Some decks need more than pressure washing and a new stain job to look good once again. A full deck restoration can take your deck from ugly and unusable back to beautiful and functional. Time and the elements can have an impact on the integrity of the building materials of your deck. The wood can become warped, rotted, and even broken in areas. The nails or screws used to secure the planks can rust, come loose, or break. If there are areas of your deck that need significant repair then a full restoration may be necessary. Talk with a professional about your options to decide if you can safely replace the damaged areas or if your deck is in a state of disrepair.

You have a number of options if you want to return your deck to its former glory. You can start the process by getting a free inspection and estimate from a local painting and deck pro. If you go with a high quality professional to complete your deck repair you will be back outside enjoying it in no time.

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