Feels like we all need to get out of the house now that the good weather has finally arrived. While the Coronavirus may be keeping us from meeting with friends and entertaining the way we would like, now is a good time to get the entertaining areas in tip-top shape so when things settle down, we can get back to doing what we love.
Prepping your deck and patio areas can take a few different actions depending upon their health and age. Newer decks/patios may only need a good scrubbing to rid the surfaces of mold, mildew, and salt from the winter. Older decks/patios may need more work to get the wood or bricks back to their original condition.
One of the first steps in bringing a wood deck or paved patio back to its original splendor is to clean it thoroughly. Unlike conventional cleaning methods that leave behind detergents or rely on harsh chemicals to get rid of stains and grime, pressure washing actually rejuvenates wood, concrete, vinyl, brick, and other surfaces by removing entire layers of built-up dirt and particulates, oil, gum, and other gunk. Stripping away the grunge to reveal the unsullied surface below actually protects that surface from future rot and UV damage.
In the process of cleaning and power washing your deck or patio area, we may find that there are some spots that need extra attention. It is not unusual to find that the winter has caused wood to splinter, rot, or warp.
The next step in the refurbishing process is to repair those parts that warrant attention. This would include sanding down splintered wood, replacing rotten boards, tightening screws, and checking that nails are completely pounded in.
The next step in bringing your outdoor space back to its original appearance is to restore the decking. First, we use a floor machine designed specifically for hard wood to strip the deck of dead fibers to reveal the fresh, unsullied wood underneath.Then we seal it with a high quality, hard wearing clear or tinted penetrative coating that highlights the qualities of the wood itself and protects it from moisture and the elements.You’ll be amazed at how fresh and new your wood deck will look after refinishing and how easy it is to care for from here on.
Call Jerry Enos Painting if it’s time to refurbish your deck or outdoor entertaining area. That way, when the time comes that we can begin entertaining again, you will be ready. Thank you for your business and consideration of our small business during this stressful and anxious time.