Decks & Patios
No finish will last long if applied to a dirty surface. Pressure washing your deck is an important beginning step and in some cases the only preparation you’ll need before refinishing. Power washers are the single best tool for cleaning your deck and with proper use will extend the life of your Connecticut deck for many years. There is a catch though, you need experience, knowing the right tips and presure settings, makes all the difference. Connecticut Power Washing is your trusted expert for deck restorations.
enefits of using a pressure washer on your deck or patio in CT, include safely removing dirt mold mildew and
many types of staining and discoloration using plain water.
The power washer safely strips old finishes including stains and peeling paint
and opens wood
pores allowing deep penetration of the deck stain or finish. The last thing you want this to damage your deck so it’s important to use the proper techniques when using a pressure washer to prepare your deck for refinishing. The key is to use sweeping motions along the grain of the war in and to keep the nozzle moving at all times. P
ull the trigger at the beginning of your first pass directing the water at a low wide-angle to the surface working on a swath of wood. Keep the distance of eight to twelve inches from the surface and spray with the grain of the wood to avoid damage to the surface of the deck. Be consistent, this consistency will prevent lap marks.
Your second pass should overlap the first, walk back the entire length of the deck. If you need to stop before the entire deck is clean sweep the nozzle up and away from the deck before releasing the trigger.
Once the entire deck has been thoroughly cleaned allow the surface to dry a minimum of twenty four hours. The next step is finishing and sealing your deck with your desired finish. Proper preparation and application of a high quality deck coating system will extend the life and appearance of your Connecticut deck dramatically.
So if you were waiting for the perfect time to add beauty, durability and energy efficiency to your Connecticut home, office, commercial, industrial or investment property, the time is now.
Schedule an Estimate today for Deck Restoration with no obligation and get a free energy analysis of your Connecticut property from a trained expert. Setting up an appointment is easy, you can call Steve at 203-994-3950 Email or use the form below.