How do we finish a wooden deck that’s five years old?

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 27, 2018
    Hi Peg, I would power wash it first before putting down any kind of seallant
  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Mar 27, 2018
    To renew a wooden deck, first replace any cracked or weakened boards, scrub the surface with a deck cleaner of your choice. Using a power washer is best but a long handled brush will work, but take longer. Rinse thoroughly. If any stains are left, work on those and rinse. Apply deck brighter. Rinse. Apply a water based sealer with a large paint pad on a long handle. Allow to dry and enjoy! See Ron Hazelton article on deck rejuvenation:
  • Lee Brede Lee Brede on Mar 27, 2018
    power wash, coat with olympic stain. I use this system on my deck in Canada/ Olympic will last for several years. It is expensive but watch for sales. Comes in many colors. We put it on with a roller.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 27, 2018
    If you must put something on it, use only the transparent stain. Anything else will probably peel over time and cause you headaches. Clean well first with a power washer and soap and then rinse thoroughly. Let dry completely before painting.
  • Lynn Lynn on Mar 27, 2018
    A powerwasher will clean your deck even without a cleaner, make sure it’s completely dry before staining. If deck is in bad shape try Pli-Dek a spongy surfacing so no need to worry about splinters
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