Monday, May 23, 2005

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Deck Repairing

I know my deck is way over due for some maintenance. This week is looking to be a nice one so I think I'm going to do some work on it. For the 4 years or so that I've lived there I haven't really done anything to the deck. I've been doing some research to see what I need to do to get it back in shape. Looks like the first step will be to clean it. I'm gonna go to a hardware store after work today and look for some deck cleaner and either clean it tonight or more likely tomorrow. I'll decide if it needs any sanding while I'm cleaning it. Then after a few days of drying I'll slap on some water sealer or staining. Not really sure which is better to use. I've never done it before. One site had suggested Olympic Deck Cleaner for cleaning it and Cabot's Decking Stain. I'll see what they have I guess. I want something that's going to last a few years so I want to get a good one. I guess there's some you can buy that only are good for a year. I don't wanna have to do this every year. If anyone has suggestions let me know.

1 comment :

  1. Go with the Cabot. That's what we used--it got the best rating in Consumer Reports. Ours has lasted three years. It really should be done again this summer, if we ever get around to it.