Updated February 2020
Prepping Your Wood Deck
Deck Cleaning Update 2020
We have updated our DeckStainhelp.com site with numerous new reviews and articles for 2020 on deck cleaning products and how-to tips. We strive to remain your number one deck stain information source.
Please ask any questions below that you may have in our comment area.
Exterior wood decking when left neglected oxidizes from the Ultra Violet rays from the sun. This will patina the exposed layer of wood cells turning the deck gray. Cleaning the deck first will a deck cleaner will remove this layer of graying wood cells while removing accumulated dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and algae.
Prepping your wood deck is the singular most important step when it comes to getting maximum performance out of your deck stain. Failure to prep and your stain will fail faster than it should and will not give the wood it’s natural beauty.
This article will go over the needed steps to properly clean your deck prior to applying the stain.