Do you still remember how great and attractive your deck was when it was new? A proper deck sanding can help you achieve an even more appropriate view. Not only that, it can also increase the value of your home.
It is one of the most effective technique that real estate agents use to increase the resale value of a property. Unfortunately, most homeowners tend to make the common mistake of neglecting maintenance work.
The most common way to revive your deck is to clean it and sand it lightly to remove old sealant. However, this may not be enough to restore its original beauty. Proper use of sanders and enough skills are required for thorough sanding jobs.
Sanding a wooden deck only involves 4 basic steps:
Attention to detail is a must in order to achieve a perfectly finished wooden deck. Performing an inspection before the process can give you a detailed condition of the area highlighting possible imperfections, mould growth and darkened areas that need extra attention.
- Deep cleaning
Remember to avoid chlorine-based cleaners as it can damage the wood and can create unnecessary white shade.
It is best to use oxygen-based cleaners that are powerful in removing a form of fungus such as mildews as well as the grey shade that grows on wood over time.
- Power washing
Known to be an effective tool for outdoor maintenance, power washers are proven to clean decks effectively. it is safe and recommended to use the lowest pressure setting.
Choosing the perfect grit is the most important part of the technique. A grit of 60 to 80 is highly effective on wood whilst 80 to 200 will work best on handrails. Using grits over 100 would excessively smooth out the wood making it repellent to various elements such as stains and sealers.
With over years of experience in floor polishing, staining and sanding experience, Floor Show offers almost any type of finish and colour to suit your deck sanding needs. Often trusted to work on architecturally designed homes and several commercial projects, the company is dedicated to providing quality workmanship with all the jobs they attend to.