How to Restore a Weathered Back Deck to LIKE NEW Condition!

4 Materials
$500
3 Days
Medium

Our back deck had seen better days. The boards were so weathered and cracked that the kids could not walk around barefoot without getting splinters. There was mold and mildew growing all over it and it was in dire need of a good facelift.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
You can even see the outline of the rug here where the mildew had taken over.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
The wood was still sound-- no rot, just cracks and terrible splinters.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
The handrails were in terrible shape.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
And these steps! They were awful.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
I decided to take back my deck and transform it into an outdoor living space that we could all enjoy.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
This stuff right here was my savior!! Rustoleum RockSolid Deck Resurfacer to the rescue.

Now, don't get me wrong... it took WAY longer than one day like the label says. More like Deck-in-THREE-days... but it worked great.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
We transformed our back deck from this...
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
To this!!! The difference is staggering! We LOVE our new back deck now! The kids can run around without fear of splinters. It's changed our entire back yard.
how to restore a weathered back deck to like new condition
Come see how we refinished our deck-- You won't BELIEVE the difference this made! WOW--->http://unskinnyboppy.com/2017/10/refinish-old-wooden-deck/

Suggested materials:

  • Rustoleum 20x RockSolid Deck Resurfacer
  • Restoleum Deck and Patio Cleaner
  • Damp Wood Primer
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Beth at Unskinny Boppy

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2 questions
  • Lyn
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Did you paint your screen enclosure white or replace it? Want to know what paint you used if you painted it!! Thanks!!

  • Jea31289119
    on Oct 18, 2017

    where did you buy this home depot doesn't have it??????

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  • Jan Loehr
    on Nov 7, 2017

    I too have heard bad stories of this Rustoleum Deck Resurfacer peeling, lifting off, and cracking....so many unhappy users...why do they continue to make this awful product and distribute it to the big box home stores if it simply does not work??????

  • Cbo31309462
    on Dec 7, 2017

    I used the same product. It looked amazing when it was completed! DID NOT LAST ONE YEAR!!!! Waste of a lot of time and money.

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