This post was updated on January 18, 2023
Deck Restoration Contractors
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We are now looking for additional qualified Wood Restoration Contractors to help with some new articles and tips for the 2023 season!
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- Must be an Exterior Wood Restoration Professional. This includes Wood Decks, Log Homes, Wood Fences, Cedar Homes, etc.
- Prefer 3+ years of Exterior Wood Restoration Experience.
- Cannot be a freelance article writer.
- Manufacturers of deck restoration products are not allowed.
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- All articles must be professionally written with proper grammar.
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As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites.
All the products he suggests through this site are sold through online sites and in retail stores, allowing the consumer to choose their own means of purchase. Scott’s eCommerce sites do sell many top brands he endorses and if you appreciate any of the help he has offered then feel free to purchase from one of them.
I am staining a 6 mo old deck in humid Ohio. I powerwashed with bleach yesterday to get the mildew off the cedar. The deck floor is pressure treated pine. Two or three boards seem too green and wet to stain yet. Today is beautiful weather. Rain after that, for a week until customer returns home.
Your best choices :Whoolrich, Armstrong, Restore, aren’t available locally. I can get Defy, Ready Seal, Arborcoat in oil or water based, Behr, Super deck. Then, how essential is the brightener step?
What is my best coarse of action given less than ideal conditions?
Brighten the wood and way until the weather cooperates and is dry. Of the local stains you can find, use Defy.
Hello I just love your website you have been very informative in tackling my Deck questions.
I have a dilemma, I have poor quality deck Buhr Deck over on my deck. I stripped it with HD 80 and power sanded it with 20 grit paper with these results. This Deck over simply refuses to budge. I’m attempting more stripping using Buhr Deck stripper today.
My question is since my deck is gray, same color TWP 100 I purchased, plus TWP gray is semi solid base could I apply this stain over the little Deck over that remains on the deck?
No, you cannot apply any stain brand over the DeckOver. You will have to sand to fully remove it or replace the boards.
Thanks for your quick reply, I will proceed removal as suggested. You stated staining over Deck over was not advisable, if I have to resort to a NON stain product would you have any recommendations?
No product can be applied over the Behr DeckOver.
Drop to 16 grit. You can drum with a slight angle. Move the machine slowly just don’t stop obviously. It might take awhile but you’ll have a plained brand new deck.
Never use strippers. Ive done over 2,000 decks this way. After edging rent a squar-buff (rental place or some Home Depots). its a 12×18 huge orbital sander you walk with. 80 grit will do the trick. Ive drummed deck 5 times worst and started with a 45 degree angle.
Willson Deck Restoration
I would like to contribute. Question, do you allow mulitple links to our websites and where do the links orginate?
One Link per article. You can word the link in any way you want. An example would be “Deck Cleaning Atlanta” and that link would give full weight to your website. The link and your info as the article writer would be on the actual article page that you submit and is posted.