After years of use and exposure to the elements, even the best solid-color deck stains eventually flake away. That’s why as a leading decking and roofing contractor, Jeff Woods Construction is the go-to expert when it comes to making your old deck new again. We do this by stripping off all the old finish. Then we clean, recondition and stain the wood.
Here’s a more in-depth explanation of our process.
Renewing Wood Before Restaining
If the stain on your deck is weathered and starting to peel, the first step in the deck renewal process is to remove all the stain. This is done by using a paint scraper as a deck stripper to scrape off as much of the old solid color deck stain. As the wood is scraped, it is important to reset any nails or screws that stick out from the wood surface.
Stripping the Wood
The next step is to strip the deck with a special deck stain remover. Naturally, nearby surfaces like siding need to be taped so that they don’t also get stained. We then spread a heavy coat of stain remover over the stained boards and scrub off the old stain using a stiff brush and deck finish remover. This remover should soften the stains in about 30 minutes so it’s easier to scrub.
When the stripping is done, we use a deck brightener/conditioner to neutralize the stain remover and clean and restore the wood to something as close as possible to its original color. After the wood dries, we then apply a clear penetrating finish, which shows more of the original color of the wood. After that, we’re ready to take on staining a previously stained deck.
Call Jeff Woods Construction today at (931) 787-9107 for your deck construction and repair needs in Kingston and Sparta, TN, and the surrounding areas. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to get started.