Enjoy Your Deck – Deck & Patio

Spring is finally here.  Time to get outside and enjoy your deck.  But first, clean off winter’s grime and mildew, and give it a fresh coat of paint or stain. The easiest way is to rinse off your deck with your garden hose or a power washer set to 3,000 psi and a 40 degree fan nozzle.  Then get a scrub brush and a cleaning solution and scrub in the direction of the wood’s grain, working from the top down and saving the deck boards for last.  Wait at least 15 minutes before rinsing with your garden hose or power washer.  It helps to do this on a cloudy day so the water doesn’t evaporate too quickly.  Let the deck dry for at least 3 days before covering with your favorite paint or stain.  Again,work from the top down and save the deck boards for last.  Keep a wet edge to prevent lap marks and immediately wipe up any pools or drips.  Let dry for 2 days before walking on your deck or moving the furniture back into place.  You can keep your deck looking nice all season long with regular cleanings with a broom dipped in soapy water.  Expect to paint or stain your deck every three or four years.  Too much work for you?  Give us a call here at Blass Residential Services.  We can do that!

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