Deck Restoration

Exterior Wood Care, Inc.

Category : Pictures

2016

if your handrails are painted

If you’ve got the handrails on your deck painted it is not real good by our book, but it’s not the end of the world.

Unfortunately, we can not restore it to beautiful natural looking wood. Our wood strippers will not work, because it designed for sealers and stains, and sanding will not work, because there is no way to get a sander down to every surface.
Here what you should do:
 – Get a good painter contractor.
 – Make sure, they prepare surface properly. They should pressure wash the handrails with house cleaner and bleach, scrub all pilled paint, then apply a nice paint, or solid stain with the color of your choice.
 – Make sure you’ll keep about a gallon of this stuff. If vertical will last about 8-10 years, top of the handrails will ware out twice faster. You’ll need to re-touch the top of the handrails sometime in the middle of this cycle.
 – And never ever use paint or latex-acrylic stain on horizontal surface of your deck.


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First project 2016 is completed

We love this deck at Mercer Island. Natural Cedar tone on clear cedar. Beutiful, isn’t it?


Natural Cedar tone


Tip from ExWoCare: The optimal temperature for the most sealers and stains to apply is between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit


2014 Showcases

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2013 Showcases

deck cleaned and prepaired

deck cleaned and prepaired

dark walnut on cedar deck

dark walnut on cedar deck

natural cedar on cedar

natural cedar on cedar

mahogany sealer on cedar

mahogany sealer on cedar

pecan on cedar deck

pecan on cedar deck

superdeck parker on cedar gates

mahogany sealer on newer cedar deck

pecan closeup simply beautiful

pecan on multilevel cedar deck

deck preparation

mahogany on cedar deck

prep of newer cedar deck for sealing

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pecan on covered cedar deck

 

2012 Showcases

Cleaned Ipe Deck Close-up

Cleaned Ipe Deck Close-up

Ipe Deck After Washing

Ipe Deck After Washing

Large Custom Made Cedar Deck Project

Large Custom Made Cedar Deck Project

Cedar Bench and Cedar Deck After Cleaning

Cedar Bench and Cedar Deck After Cleaning

Natural Cedar Sealer on Cedar Deck

Natural Cedar Sealer on Cedar Deck

Cleaned Ipe is Very Bright and Light is Ready for Sealer

Cleaned Ipe is Very Bright and Light is Ready for Sealer

Ipe Deck Washed with Chemicals

Ipe Deck Washed with Chemicals

Teak Furniture Sealed Natural Cedar Tone

Teak Furniture Sealed Natural Cedar Tone

View Deck at Issaquah

View Deck at Issaquah

Natural Cedar on Cedar Deck Close-up

Natural Cedar on Cedar Deck Close-up

Driftwood Sealer on Cedar Deck

Driftwood Sealer on Cedar Deck

Dark Red on Cedar Deck Maintenance Coat

Dark Red on Cedar Deck Maintenance Coat

Dark Red Oil Sealer on Custom Built Clear Cedar Deck

Dark Red Oil Sealer on Custom Built Clear Cedar Deck