Wood Deck Refinishing

When you have a deck, it is almost always a focal point of your home’s exterior, whether the finish is in good shape or not! A deck that looks great adds to your home’s curb appeal. One that’s in poor condition can do more than reduce your home’s resale value. It can be a liability if someone is injured.

All decks benefit from regular refinishing. This means a complete sanding and restaining should be planned every 3-4 years.

If this sounds like a lot of work, it’s because wood deck refinishing is! But it is also well worth the investment in time and materials. It is a job you can do yourself, though you can always choose to .

We encourage you to read through the deck refinishing articles we have here. They’ll help you do a job that lasts for the maximum possible time. They will also help you choose a contractor who will deliver the results you have the right to expect.
Newly stained wood deck.


Wood Deck Refinishing Ideas
How Did You Refinish Your Wood Deck?

Have any ideas about wood deck refinishing? Or maybe you know about another way. Refinishing a wood deck can be a challenge and a lot of work. What did you do to achieve a new look? I would love to know about any ideas or tips you have. Or just show off! Use this form and tell the world, plus have your own web page. (You can even add a photo!)

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Cedar Deck_ no more staining!!!

By Carol (British Columbia, Canada)
I have been a slave to the decks in my life and this last deck which is BC cedar I stripped by way of power washing and sanding and then I have just used a sealant. The deck looks ...
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Deck Refinishing

By David - VISION PAINTING & DESIGN L.L.C. (Excelsior, Minnesota)
Most of what I read about deck refinishing is incorrect. It is not necessary to introduce water during preparation for refinishing. I recommend using a vibrating plate sander on ...
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Proper Preparation

I have been studying and performing deck cleaning and staining for several years now. Before we built our own deck on our home, I wanted to know the best way to maintain it for a ...
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Spraying Wood Deck Stain

A sprayer is a useful tool for any DIYer. Its main advantage is that it can help you finish a paint or stain job very quickly- within a few hours, instead of an entire day or ...
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The Deck Job

By anonymous.
This year, was the year to refinish the patio deck. My wife had wanted this accomplished last year, but I got pulled away from doing it. Generally, I am not one to put things off, ...
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