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Deck Refinishing

If you have not taken appropriate care of your deck, you may think you are going to have to rip it out and replace the whole thing to get that beautiful finished look it had when it was new.  In most cases, a deck can be revitalized for a lot less than the cost of new deck.

The Quality and Experience to Revitalize your Deck So You Can Fully Enjoy Your Yard.

Restoring Your Deck Depends on the Experience to Know what Cleaners to Use and What can be Salvaged.

Looking at your deck, you may see severely discolored wood that looks as if it is beyond hope.  You may be tempted to rip out the offending wood and start all over again rebuilding your deck with new and more expensive materials.  Before you write off the old deck and toss the wood in the trash, call Anthony Golio for an evaluation.

The wood may look as if it is beyond hope.  However, the wood is still in good shape in many cases, but the beauty is hidden beneath years of dirt and neglect.  Saving and restoring a deck requires experience, patience, and know-how.

There are tons of deck-cleaning products on the market. Depending on the primary cleaning agent, these products are used for different types of jobs.  There are primarily four chemicals used as the main cleaner. Each is effective for different types of stains.

  • Sodium hypochlorite – Also called chlorine bleach, this chemical is good for removing mildew but isn’t effective on dirt or other stains.

  • Oxalic acid – Oxalic acid is good for removing iron stains and the brown-black tannins that frequently occur with cedar and redwood decks. Good for brightening a deck, oxalic acid doesn’t work on mildew.

  • Sodium percarbonate – When sodium percarbonate is mixed with water, it forms hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate, which act as a detergent. Sodium percarbonate is good for removing dirt, mildew and restoring weathered wood.

  • Sodium hydroxide – Sodium hydroxide is lye and is the key ingredient in most finish lifters or removers. Lye is highly corrosive, so it is suitable for helping to restore a neglected deck, but extreme care is required. Left too long, lye can start eat away at the wood.

Restore Your Deck Back to its Original Look

Whether you just moved in and want to revitalize your yard for your own use, you want to have friends and family over to enjoy your property, or you are looking to increase your property value to put your house on the market, restoring our deck is far less expensing then replacing the whole thing.  Anthony will come to you and evaluate the state of your deck to let you know what it will take to restore the deck to its original glory.  A deck can be restored even after years of neglect.  Before you make an expensive decision, call Anthony for a free onsite evaluation.

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