One of our specialities is TimberCare which includes preparing, staining, oiling and varnishing of Timber doors, windows, siding, decks, etc. Everyone seems to agree that Timber is attractive Architectural feature of any home if properly maintained. The project below involved:
Before we got to that great finished state, we started out with the deck looking the picture below:
We had to sand the deck and then properly wash it as well as demonstrated in the next set of photos.
McAuliffe Painting suggests that decks should be oiled(water-based) as opposed to putting a coating on that creates a film. A film-forming coating was what was used previously on this deck so it was peeling and failing which meant a total strip was necessary. Decks usually are worn down through foot traffic and weathering. By oiling decks instead of a film forming product (similar to clear coat) deck weathers naturally and can be maintained by just washing and re-oiling the affected areas. By using a water-based oil, maintenance is much easier as it dries quicker and generally lasts longer.