Tired looking decking


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Mike P

I have to "treat" a large decking area so it looks better than it does
now.
It is in good condition with no apparent problems .. just needs waking
up .. so to speak.
Likewise the garden lap panel fences.

What should I be looking for on the decking before I treat and how is
it best to put on any applications.

Looking at some seb sites, power washing is reccomended first.

Any info would be gratefully received.

Mike P
 
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The Medway Handyman

Mike said:
I have to "treat" a large decking area so it looks better than it does
now.
It is in good condition with no apparent problems .. just needs waking
up .. so to speak.
Likewise the garden lap panel fences.

What should I be looking for on the decking before I treat and how is
it best to put on any applications.

Looking at some web sites, power washing is reccomended first.
Pressure washing will get all the muck off, but two things to be mindful
of - don't use too harsh a jet or get it too close because you can raise the
grain or mark the surface and work in a methodical way, it can be difficult
to see where you have been on a wet deck.

Alternatively, litre of Tesco thick bleach in bucket of water, scrub with
stiff broom, rinse with garden hose or pressure washer.

I prefer decking oil to stain because it retains a natural look. Easy &
quck to apply as well. I use a paint roller tray & a soft broom to apply
it.

Two coats on a newly cleaned deck it will look a treat.


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Dave
The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
01634 717930
07850 597257
 
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The Natural Philosopher

Mike said:
I have to "treat" a large decking area so it looks better than it does
now.
It is in good condition with no apparent problems .. just needs waking
up .. so to speak.
Likewise the garden lap panel fences.

What should I be looking for on the decking before I treat and how is
it best to put on any applications.

Looking at some seb sites, power washing is reccomended first.

Any info would be gratefully received.

Mike P
Power wsshing with petrol is good. Then have a fag..Oh! what a gay day!
 

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