Getting my deck refinished was a big summer surprise. That old deck now looks brand new! Every year I had hoped to be able to afford to do it, but we were never able to. Spring came again and, still, It looked like it would go untouched for another year. Then, it happened!
My brother and his wife had been having their house painted and, totally a surprise to me, they sent the painters to my house to power-wash and stain my deck, too. Talk about home improvements! What an absolute blessing!!!
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As you can see in the before and after picture above, the raw deck was very dirty. It was 7 years old and had never been power-washed or treated. It needed help.
We selected a medium gray stain for the main deck and white for the railings. The black rods on the sides look so nice with the white and gray combination. We added new solar lights on the posts, too. They sparkle in the night. They looks like stars – very pretty!
Steps For Staining An Old Deck To Look Brand New
The process was very simple:
1.Blow the debris off the deck using a leaf blower. [Leaves and seeds from the trees had collected on it.]
2.Power-wash the deck thoroughly and allow it to dry for a day or two.
3.Stain it using rollers and paint brushes. The stain almost looks like paint but it is not. It is formulated for decks.
4.Let it dry between coats.
5.Place the solar deck lights on each of the posts — you are done!
I took this pretty picture of the deck in the midst of a rain shower.