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Deck Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Posted by: on April 5th, 2012 | 2 Comments

The weather’s warming up and it’s time to start extending your living space into the great outdoors. Decks are great for dining, entertaining or just relaxing with family. So take care of your deck by protecting it from the elements with just a few simple cleaning and maintenance tips.

This video offers detailed instructions on how to properly get your deck ready for regular use. It walks you through all of the necessary steps including, sanding to remove loose wood or finish, safely applying a cleaner, using a pressure washer to rinse, and applying a stain or sealer. It also includes helpful tips about wearing protective gloves and safety glasses, and how to choose between the different types of cleaners. Our expert associates on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum can also answer any other DIY questions you may have. And be sure to visit our Garden Center to get everything you need to beautify your outdoor space all season long.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Renewing Your Deck – Spray, Roll Or Brush?

Posted by: on August 7th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA

One of the most common questions I hear this time of year is, “Do I spray, roll, or brush to apply deck stain?”

My customers typically really want to know which one will allow them to make their deck look good while spending the least amount of time on the project. Renewing the finish on your deck can be a challenging DIY project.

When done properly it includes removing grilling stains, dirt and mildew from the wood, as well as applying two coats of stain to renew the look of your outdoor oasis.

So, which one do you choose?

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