Deck Restoration

Exterior Wood Care, Inc.

Category : Work in Progress

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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May 2014

Just another day at work.

Medium size deck needed a little love

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Cleaned and ready for sealer

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Ipe deck

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Cleaned…

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Pretty large project with balcony and nice furniture set sealed in Dark Walnut

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This deck was restored by our company 3 years ago. I proud we use a sealer this quality

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Cleaned and ready for another 3 years

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We’re booked for a month and a half ahead, but there is still time to order our service.

Cedar deck restoring in Seattle

A nice cedar deck needed a little attention. Good quality cedar was sealed a number of years ago with teak oil…

 

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After few hours of chemical cleaning it looks much better…

 

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Sealing with Pecan tone in few dry days…

 

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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

 

First 2013 Project

We start this season with a real cool project – restoring a deck after 5 years. It was a real pleasure to see how our sealer performs.
We restored this deck in 2008, it looked like this in 2013:

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The sealer we’re using is pigmented oil. Similar sealer from other manufacturers will last 12-18 months, our sealer doesn’t look like new after 5 years being out on North-West, but still protects the wood! We’re talking a lot of moister, two large dogs, big trees around… I believe we use the best product available on USA market. For more info visit out other site 

After two days of hard work the deck is clean and beautiful again:

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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

 

Returned customer project

We’re doing 4th maintenance in 8 years on this deck. The homeowner loves our service, and doesn’t look for any other options. We maintain this deck in Natural Cedar tone, which gives a light fresh look. I remember the shape of the wood when we got there for the first time. The deck was sick, the fungus was starting it’s deadly work, slowly eating the deck. We replaced 2 boards at the beginning, and didn’t loose a simple deck board after that. I’m sure, if we continue regular maintenance, replacing the deck boards will not be an issue. BTW, this deck is under a lot of stress: big trees around, and a lot of moister. This is a real good test for the sealer we use.

Deck after 2 years of serious stress by the nature:

 

Deck cleaned and ready for sealer:

 

Painted Deck Restoration

This is probably the worst thing you could do to your deck: Painting.
Painted decks are difficult to restore, because strippers we use designed to strip stains and sealers. Also, paint cover so many wood problems so it’s tough to say if your deck boards could be saved or need to be replaced. Most of the time you need to go with deep sanding to get rid of existing paint.

First step – Chemical washing. If you’ll do deep sanding on the deck you can skip this step, but for us it was interesting how much paint we can strip using our commercial grade stripper.

Before Chemical Washing

Us you can see a lot of loosen paint pilled off after chemicals plus pressure washing.

 

deck surface after pressure washing

Now we need some dry weather, which is not happening very easy on the North West.

 

6/11/2012

I love Seattle, but the weather over here likes dirty jokes :(
I don’t start new projects for a couple of weeks now. Too many decks are waiting for the sealer, and I can’t do it in such weather. But, from the other hand I have plenty of time to play with projects like this. Here is a picture after  the first path of ALTO Clark drum floor sander. Sandpaper grid – 24. A lot of paths to go:

 

7/8/2012

Yes, the live’s go on, and we’re finally done with this project. With a little help from mother nature we got summer…

Her how the deck look after we done with sanding:

 

Oh yes, few boards have been eaten by dry rot. There is no way to fix it, only replacing the boards…

 

And here it goes, the final picture: deck restored, and sealed with TWP-105, double coat using paint brushes and deck pads: