There is nothing like timber decking for turning a dull and empty space into a lively and attractive place to be. Timber decking can drastically improve the look and feel of your outdoor space.
However, sun exposure and other factors can dull the look of your outdoor decking. Depending on the foot traffic and sun exposure, your timber decks may become tired and deteriorate over time.
However, a worn-out timber deck can be revived promptly with the right techniques and products. It requires highly skilled professionals to rejuvenate your faded and drained timber deck back to its original glory.
At Stanton Flooring, we have highly skilled and experienced professionals which gives us the expertise in timber flooring and sanding. Our team can help you revive your timber decks.
Evaluate the Deck
The first step in reviving a timber deck is to thoroughly assess the deck for its existing quality. The evaluation also involves checking the baluster and stairways. Our professional sanders and polishers will make a preliminary investigation of whether the deck is broken, distorted, damaged, or decayed. It also includes checking for any loose deck boards or cracks in the timber deck. For your convenience, we will make a checklist of what needs to be fixed.
Remove and Replace the Damaged Boards
The second step is to replace the damaged board. While replacing a damaged deck board, it is crucial to use a deck board having the same wood profile as the damaged one. Adding a new deck board to the existing deck can lead to colour mismatch. So, our professionals will rearrange the deck boards on the deck. All the deck boards from the edges will join the existing boards in the middle. Consequently, the new boards will be placed at the edges. By doing so, the deck looks new, restoring its original beauty.
Clean the Timber Deck
The third step is to clean the deck to remove any debris off the surface. A quick wash is good enough to remove the dust. But to remove any adamant grease or stain, our team uses special biodegradable cleaners. Most importantly, these cleaners are also used to address oxidisation issues. We use only high-quality products to treat and remove stains. So, our biodegradable cleaners are safe and gentle on your deck boards.
Sand or Strip the Deck
The fourth step is to either strip or sand the damaged timber deck boards. It requires skills to choosing the right method to remove any existing coating of varnish, paint, or oil, depending upon the condition of the damaged wooden deck board.
Stripping is usually the best option for the removal of any existing coating from deck boards. Stripping penetrates deep into the wood and cleans them without affecting the grains of the wooden deck board.
However, timber floor sanding and polishing can also be used at times. Our professionals will assess the damaged deck board and use a safe and effective stripper for your damaged deck boards. Using a chemical stripper will damage your deck board. So, we will use either a solvent stripper or a caustic stripper to go easy on your deck board.
Apply a Coating
Once the timber sanding or stripping is done, the final step is to add a sealant or a stain to the deck board. The finishes may range from oil-based, water-based to alcohol-based. However, choosing the existing finish is a great idea to put them back to their former glory. Also, your deck board may need 2-3 coatings to look at its best.
Our professional will add the finishing coatings appropriately to give your tired deck boards a brand new look. We will help you choose the best finish for your deck boards. We also suggest stains if they are dull and worn out.