If you have had your deck for years you may be feeling like you want to tear it down and build a new one. You don’t have to do that. Give your old deck new life. They begin to look old and worn after a while. The nails or screw color runs and you get stains.
The wood get weathered and looks old. With this tutorial from The Family Handyman you can make your deck look if not brand new at least really good again. You will learn how to pressure wash it to get down to clean wood so you can start renewing it. They will show you how to get rid of the streaks where the nails and screw color has run. Then you will move on to repairing or replacing damaged boards on the deck and making sure all the boards are tight.
Finally you will get to add new stain and make you old deck look good again. From what the article says this can be done in a couple of days. Maybe two different weekends because you need two days of four hours to complete the job. If you use your deck a lot in summer this may be a job to get done now so your deck will look nice for the summer and you can just enjoy it instead of thinking about how old and worn it is and how you want to replace it.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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