Porches, decks

Published on June 18th, 2013 | by Henri

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Restoring the appearance of a wood deck

Q.    We have purchased a home with a very large deck that is between 7- to 8-years old and has never been taken care of. The wood is greyish. What can we use to paint or stain it and restore some of its beauty?

A.    To remove all discoloration and dead wood fibers, clean the deck with either Wolman’s DeckBrite (a powder concentrate) or Deck & Fence Brightener (a liquid  concentrate). Follow the instructions carefully and in about 10 minutes, the manufacturer claims the wood will be rejuvenated. Follow that with the application of one of Wolman’s Rain Coat products or other preservatives you can find on their Web site: www.wolman.com.

I would not recommend painting a wood deck; it is very seldom successful and, oRence done, any problem becomes major.

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  • Rick Behun

    Regarding your June 18 comment about Wolman for the deck, you used to recommend Amteco TWP for years and years, is Wolman really that superior?

  • Henri de Marne

    Since this deck needed to be cleaned up, I recommended Wolman’s products to do so. Once cleaned up, either Wolman’s Raincoat or Amteco TWP is fine.

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