Bring Your Deck Back To Life With These Helpful Steps
Article Posted By: Rust-Oleum published March 22, 2016
Your deck might look tired after a long winter, but deck restoration can be pretty easy! All it takes is a weekend and little bit of elbow grease.
For a heavily-worn deck, Restore 10x Advanced products can be used for maximum durability. This product works great for wooden decks or concrete patios that need a little extra reviving. There’s no need for sanding or sealing, too.
If you’re thinking of reviving the look of your patio, these steps will help guide the way.
Before You Start
Before you start applying your product, check the weather. There should be no rain expected in your area for at least 48 hours, and the temperature should not drop below 50 degrees, even overnight.
Note: If your deck is new or has been previously painted, stained, or sealed, you must let it weather for at least six months before using Restore.
Step 1 – Wash Deck
Use a deck/concrete cleaner to wash your deck following the label’s instructions of the product you picked.
Step 2 – Replace Screws and Nails
Once your deck is clean and dry, check for any loose screws or raised nails that need to be replaced. Also check for broken or loose boards and replace them as needed.
Before You Paint
Tape and mask off any siding or portions of your deck that you want to protect from paint. Always stir your paint and primer according to the label’s instructions.
Step 3 – Apply Primer
To start priming, pour your product into a paint tray. Use a paint brush to apply a generous, even coat of the primer to the railings, posts, and balusters. Then, use a roller to roll a thick coat onto the entire deck floor.
The primer will go on milky, but dry clear. Let the primer dry completely. That will take at least two hours.
Step 4 – Paint Posts, Railings ad Balusters
Once your primer is dry, use a paint brush to apply two even coats of your paint product to the railings, posts, and balusters.
Let the first coat dry for 4-6 hours (it should not be tacky), and then apply a second coat.
Step 5 – Apply First Coat
First, pour a generous amount of your paint product into a clean paint tray. Then, use a roller to apply an even coat to the deck, working on 1-2 boards at a time.
While you’re applying, roll in one direction with slight downward pressure to push the product into cracks and voids.
Step 6 – Remove Excess Coating
As you apply the product, use a paint scraper to remove the excess coating in between the boards.
Step 7- Apply Second Coat
Let your first coat of product dry for at least 4-6 hours. If your deck is still tacky after six hours, extend the drying time.
Once it’s dry to the touch, apply your second coat using the same technique you used to apply the first.
Step 8 – Let Your Second Coat Dry
Let your second coat dry completely for 48 hours before replacing your furniture.
Now, put your furniture back in place and enjoy your newly restored deck. Bring on the barbecues!