How do I restore life to my deck?

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Help! My deck needs some help. It has turned black in areas & has some rotting wood. It is still in good condition except for the few areas mentioned. I would love to figure out a way to cover all or part of it.

q how do i restore life to my deck

Nice deck length of side of home. Just needs help

q how do i restore life to my deck

There seems to be some bad boards.

q how do i restore life to my deck

Side of home where deck is locked

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  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Sep 25, 2018

    Power wash it then assess the damage. If it's just a few pieces that rotted replace those. Then you can stain it to brighten it up.

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    • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Sep 26, 2018

      Oh and don't paint...it will have to be redone and it's alot of work ;)

  • Emily Emily on Sep 25, 2018

    it looks like a very large deck on a not so large house. Do you need it to be that big? Also the house looks like it is only one story, so not too much height to have a roof top. I would sweep it thoroughly, don't power wash it, it looks too far gone for that, assess the condition, replace what boards are necessary to replace and keep it swept. Wet leaves etc will help erode the wood.

  • Ramona Richardson Ramona Richardson on Sep 25, 2018

    Thanks. I should have shown pictures of right after I blow leaves 🍁 off daily. There are a number of large maples that shade the deck. It is not weak anywhere but 2 small places. The house is one story only a958 sq ft so it is a small little home, thus the need for a large deck for family gatherings.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 26, 2018

    Power wash and clean with deck wash

  • power wash and paint it with outdoor deck paint


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