Deck Maintenance Tips

Article Posted By: Jae Warren

of The Home Depot

If you are fortunate enough to own a home with a deck, then you don’t need us to tell you that they are great outdoor living spaces. But if your favorite outdoor room has become weathered, splintered and gray from the all the abuse it takes from the elements, perhaps you’d appreciate some deck maintenance advice to help you restore your deck to its former glory.

Not unlike the floors in your home, decks require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. In this brief video, we’ll show you how to sand, clean, pressure wash and refinish your deck to protect it.

You’ll learn the benefits of using deck cleaning products like chlorine or oxygenated bleaches to prepare your deck for sealers or stains. We’ll also discuss the advantages of acid-based cleaners and other chemical brighteners.

Thoroughly cleaning and resealing your deck every couple of years will cost you a lot less than replacing it. Just follow these simple deck maintenance tips and your favorite outdoor room will give you enjoyment for years to come.

Thinking about adding a deck to your home? You’ll find lots of useful information in our Project Guides, and all the tools and materials you’ll need in our Decking Department.

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