It also has a nice walkway and a gray exterior. Must I also sand? Post a picture of current condition and was the Cabot oil or water-based version? If you have done this already, then no need to prep anymore as long as the wood is clean. Our deck is a little over 10 years old, never been stained. An annual inspection helps keep decking repair to a minimum. I have been using oil-based Armstrong-Clark Semi-transparent Mahogany Stain over the past several years, reapplying each spring after cleaning and brightening with Restore-a-Deck products. Per the instructions of the RAD Stains, it can be done on the same day. No need and you can never add a sealer to a deck stain. Cape Cod Gray Exterior 20X Deck ... - The Home Depot Many thanks. Your email address will not be published. Will also need to do the cabin. (i.e., dampen it or apply to dry deck) We're using the semi-transparent cedar (RAD). They offer convenience in restoration , because the product itself is up to 10 times thicker than paint, and will fill in cracks and holes for a smoother surface. When I opened the can I ordered the Cedar had a poop green tinge to it. I'm struggling to decide which color to use to stain my wood. This should bring it back to the beautiful deck of years past! Shouldn't the color be redder rather than poopy brown. Don’t want to use solid. Do-It-Yourself Wood Restoration Made Simple! Just use the brush. In exotic hardwoods like our Brazilian decking, the fading occurs only on the surface. I will have to strip the deck, then brighten it. Yes, you can spray it. If you caught my summer deck makeover a few weeks back, you’ll remember that one of the most dramatic parts of the makeover was the deck boards themselves. also attached is how it looks dry. Find more gorgeous interior door designs. Personally, I would suggest LW or DW for this sanded deck to get the most color out of it. In this video, This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how to restore a deck. It has a nice patio offering a panoramic view of the surroundings. Now your deck should look as good as new! Oxalic-acid based products, often found in “deck brighteners,” remove grayed surface fibers from wood and the dark tannin … The stripper with pressure washing should remove this but you will need both additives as well: I applied the sample stains to our recently rained on deck and to be honest you can't see much difference between them, is this expected? New Wood Note: New wood is not the same as "damp" wood and needs to weather and be prepped before staining. Typically 2-4 hours at 70º F and less than 50% humidity. After that, we allowed 48 hours of dry weather then rolled on Armstrong-Clark Oil based transparent cedar tinted wood stain (not hardwood stain). Here are three ways to help you restore it back to its original beauty. If this didn’t work, move on to the next method. In this condition, the wood will start its death cycle. Just two weeks ago, we used a two step cleaning and brightening process called "Restore-a-deck", about $90 for 2000 sf of treatment. What would be the best semi-transparent stain "finish" for new redwood, I am reading a lot of good things about your product on independent testing websites. insane coverage. The AC and the RAD will last about the same for the IPE meaning it will require an annual application. Click here or post comment below. Could you please share some pics of projects using these colors? Planning to restore a wood deck is a great project for late spring or early summer so you’re ready to enjoy the deck season. Plan was to brighten and then stain...when you say clean is that different than the stripping that I already completed? Method 2 – Use DeckWise or Messmer’s Cleaner and Brightener. No need to sand. You can apply Restore-A-Deck Premium Wood Stain to hardwoods including mahogany, ipe, or other types of exotic hardwoods. No, it is not flammable. The area that is shaded doesn’t look bad. Is stripper needed? What product do you suggest? See this entire home here. Like the the hair on your head, watching your deck turn gray can be a little scary. I have the color samples in my cart, I am using on a pine deck about 2 years old and cedar fence about 9 months old. 2. 3. my RAD stain is coming today and I’m planning on staining tomorrow. Almost any deck can be rejuvenated and brought back to life by following some simple steps—the team at … Currently, I need just about 3/4 of a gallon of Armstrong-Clark stain to cover 300 sq feet of the densely grained Ipe deck. 1-2 oz samples per color.New Cottage Gray Color can be added for $3.Note: Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain can be applied to dry or damp wood. Did you clean and brighten the wood after the sanding to open up the grain of the wood? This Old House general contractor Tom Silva breathes new life into a weather-beaten wood deck. I read vertical surfaces should only be given one coat. (See below for a shopping list and tools. Thanks. The results have been good, but I’d like feedback about the advantages and disadvantages of stripping the oil-based stain and switching to water-based Restore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain. Natural or Cedar would be close to the wet look. Each sample is roughly 1-2 oz. The deck is on the east side of the house. Better coverage and just as easy. For weathered grey timber, Cabot’s Deck Clean will help break down the grey timber fibres and bring your timber back to a neutral colour for coating. I wanted to pick the color, so I can get it on hand. I want to make sure that is correct. Wet your deck with a garden hose and apply the dissolved solution (follow the instructions on the back of each product) using a bristle broom to agitate the surface. So an existing deck which has been stripped, brightened and sanded requires one coat of semitransparent stain while a new deck which has been brightened requires 2 coats. This product also cleans weathered composite lumber, removing mold, mildew, and algae along with the silver-gray color that can develop over time. Would that blend it well? Method 4 –Sand your deck, starting with an 80 grit sand paper on an orbital sander and finishing with 100 grit sand paper. D. Wait 10 – 30 minutes depending on the condition of your deck. We use $27-$30 per square foot for estimating a finished deck with foundation and handrails, depending on decking material. See more ideas about deck, deck design, patio deck. Make sure that all standing water has dried off the surface after prep. Well, staining the deck got put on the back burner and so 3 years later, we finally tackled this project. The oil works naturally to moisturise the wood, which, in turn, helps fight decay. The cottage is the middle one in a terrace of three and the date above the door is 1870, although Willer thinks the buildings are older and were originally stables. Natural, Cedar, Light Walnut, and Dark Walnut. So how do you restore your Brazilian hardwood deck? My fence is a combination of pressure treated pine (smooth; post/top/bottom rails) and cedar or cypress (rough sawn) pickets. Rinse with a garden hose, and once the surface is dry apply a new coat of Ipe Oil. They have been developed specifically to restore decks . Use a commercial deck restoration product to remove aged, gray wood from the surface and revive the wood’s original color and beauty. It is starting to change in color and the company I bought it from suggests that it is a good time to stain it. WHERE TO USERestore-A-Deck Semi-Transparent Wood Stain is intended for all wood types of weathered, exterior wood surfaces including decks, fences, siding, outdoor furniture, gazebos, and playsets. ... Balcony, Deck/Porch on Front, Deck/Porch on Rear, Elevated House Plans, Garage Entry – Front, Metal Roof, Rafter Tails. Restore-A-Deck Solid stain can be applied the same day as the prep. Cedar is not a red color but a cedar brown. How to restore a deck with UltraDeck Having a well-maintained deck will mean you have somewhere nice to spend your time during the warmer months. Add to My Favorite Plans. I tried to take a pic but it shows more brownish than green. Follow these tips to apply nontoxic finishes to wood. I have a newly installed(3 months ago) deck and pergala made of pressure treated pine. 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