Deck Restoration


#1

Less than 4 months into starting my business I have done significantly more deck jobs than what I originally intended to. Here is one that I will be staining tomorrow. There was a little bit of finish left on this when I started and I’m not sure what sealer it was. The majority of it came off really nicely with F18 and a little pressure. The process was F18, scrub, rinse with 40 degree tip, Oxalic acid, rinse with soft wash tip. X-Jet 10% SH with a little Elemonator, dwell 10 minutes, rinse with soft wash tip, Oxalic Acid, rinse with soft wash tip, done.


#2

That really looks nice


#3

Thanks for the breakdown o.p. that looks fantastic.


#4

Looks good. You could have combined the bleach and sodium hydroxide and saved a couple of steps in there but either way results look nice.


#5

Didn’t know that, I will definitely do that next time. Thanks @Racer . I’m doing a redwood deck Thursday and I will take that advice.


#6

Just go a little weaker, with both combined is a pretty strong combo, and can cause it to fir up. Don’t ask how I know, lol. Like on the deck above I prob would have started out with maybe a 2% mix and then added the hydroxide to it.


#7

You would have to apply with a pump up sprayer or 12v right? I did purchase a 12x18 Clarke orbital floor sander to put the finishing touch on my deck restoration jobs so if it firs it up a little that’s ok.


#8

yes, would need to with one or the other. Depends on how big a deck. I hate pumping though so if much at all I tend to use my 12v. If you don’t have one, what works well that you can just put in a wagon is one of those NT sprayer kits, like 25 gal deals. Has a little 2.2gpm sprayer which is perfect. Think you can get them for about $250 or less. They’re made to fit on 4 wheelers.


#9

Decks are a fine line, do them wrong and they fur really bad, do them properly and the results can be amazing. Wood is by far my favorite thing to clean. I truly enjoy taking a filthy black deck back to it’s full golden beauty again.


#10

Good to see you around again, hope the season has treated you good.


#11

This is what experience and a learning attitude gets ya! and thanks for the tip usage info. :sunglasses:


#12

great results! it takes time cleaning and restoring a deck properly! keep up the good work