Deck and Fence Restoration Process
Decks, Fences, and Houses made of wood need to be protected from the elements. Otherwise, cracking, splintering, mildew, u.v. damage will ultamatly destroy the wood. Protect your investment and save money in the long run, all while enjoying a beautiful exterior.
After many years in the business, Power Play has formed a process that provides constant results. As a Certified Restoration Contractor for Wolman Wood Care, Ready Seal, and Flood Company we provide the knowledge and technology it takes to produce professional results!
Six Steps to Beautiful Wood
Step 1: Evaluation
Before completing a project of restoration, a plan must be devised. The course of action will of course depend on the condition of the house, deck, or fence. This evaluation is done in the form of a consultation with each customer. The current condition of the structure will be reviewed. Explanation of the plan, pricing, and product recommendations will be discussed at that time.
Step 2: Restoration
Depending on the condition, this will usually involve either a stripping process, or a deep clean of the wood. During this process failing finished, mold, dirt, mildew, and the graying of the wood is removed. The wood now takes on that natural clean look.
Step 3: Neutralizing & Brightening
One of the most vital steps in a proper restoration is neutralizing and brightening. Cleaners and strippers always affect the PH of the wood. This NEEDS to be brought back to a safe level before moving on. Included in this process is brightening the wood. Safe brightining agents are applied to the deck to eliminate any dark spots and really make the wood look like its original color.
Step 4: The Dry Period
Wood needs to be dry before the final steps. This will take about 2 to 3 days of dry weather. Weather and season will affect how soon the final steps can be initiated. Moisture content of wood should be below 12 percent before sealing. This is confirmed with a moisture meter.
Step 5: Sanding, Defurring, and Light Repair
The wood is dry and ready to be completed. First, the handrails and spindals are sanded to eliminate any small splinters that may be present. The structure is gone over, tighting loose nails and screw. Power Play has repaired deck boards and spindals many times at the request of customers.
Step 6: Sealing and Staining
The final and most important step is the seal ans stain. The wood is thirsty and we provide it exactly what it needs. Oil sealer is always reccomended. Several products are offered in the category.
Using the right amount of seal and stain is very important to the longevity of the stain. Maintenace is key to keeping your wood look great all the time. Power Play offers discounts on maintenace work.
*Note (Deck in final picture is still drying out, that’s why it looks wet a little but.)
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