Sealing a Deck

 


Article by: Mark Donovan

A deck , Retractable Awnings... Imagine This is an extension of your home's living space and where you will spend much of your time during the summer , Installing a Shower Pan Membrane Liner for a Custom Ceramic Tile Shower months. Consequently, it needs to be treated and cared for as much as your home's inside rooms. , Conservatory Companies - Making the Right Choice

Most important to the care of your deck , 10 Easy Tips To Refresh Your Space For Spring And Summer 2006 is regularly sealing it. This is particularly true if you want your deck , Luxury Comes With Health: The Comfort and Benefits of Home Spas and Whirlpool Tubs to maintain the natural , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money color of the wood. , Kitchen Remodeling Checklist: Are Your Prepared?

Sealing a deck , How to Find a Good Contractor is critical in order to preserve the life and look of the wood. , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter The sealant preserves the beauty of the natural , Search For The Right Coffee Machine wood by protecting it from both water , Building Your Dream Home - Part 3 and sun , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter damage.

When to Apply the Deck , Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment Sealant

In order to preserve the natural , Stylish Comfort: Modern Sofa Trends wood look for many years, I typically apply the sealant every year. Also, I usually apply it in late summer/early fall , How to Find a Good Contractor as I live in New England. I do this because of the concern of snow , Making Small Bathrooms Seem Larger lying on the deck , Retractable Awnings... Imagine This for long periods of time during the winter , Hanging Drywall months. My concern is in the acidity of the water , Kitchen Remodeling Checklist: Are Your Prepared? in the snow. , Home Clean Up - Start in those Closets By putting on a sealant just prior to snow season, , Shopping For Carpet I can provide peak protection against the prolonged damaging effects of the acid contained in the water. , Vacuum Pumps In hotter climates, , Pools Can Add Value To Your Home where there is less snow, , Stoves powered by electricity and what their benefits are I would suggest applying the deck , Why Is Your House Cold? sealer in late spring. , Building Your Dream Home - Part 3

Clean the deck , Stoves powered by electricity and what their benefits are prior to Sealing

First, remove all of the deck furniture , Building Your Dream Home - Part 3 off of the deck. , Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment

Prior to sealing it is then best to power , Sauna Accessories for an Even Better Sauna Bath wash the deck , How To Refinish Hardwood Flooring and let it thoroughly dry. You may need to use a stiff bristly brush to get off any material that is not being removed by the power , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money washer. Pine pitch frequently requires the services of this tool. , Home Air Filters: Knowing Which One to Choose There are also a variety of products , Vacuum Pumps offered by sealant manufactures that can also assist in the deck , Using Incense to Save on Your Utilities sealant preparation.

After power , How to Hire an Asphalt Driveway Paving Contractor washing it may take 24-48 hours, or even longer, for the deck , Home Air Filters: Knowing Which One to Choose to thoroughly dry, pending weather , Sparkling, Clean Lighting Will Add The Perfect Touch To Your Home conditions. Make sure the deck , Laminate Floor - Some Advice to Think Over is completely dry prior to applying the sealant. Otherwise the sealant may not be appropriately absorbed into the wood's surface.

Once the deck , Sauna Accessories for an Even Better Sauna Bath is dry, and you are about ready to begin sealing, use a leaf blower to remove any debris that may have fallen onto the deck's surface since you power , Stoves ed by electricity and what their benefits are washed it. If you do not have a leaf blower, than simply sweep the deck. , Mexican Copper Bathtubs or Soaking In Style

Sealing the deck

First, the deck , I Want Hot Water and I Want It Now! sealer should not be applied if the temperature , Top Tips When Planning a Conservatory or Sunroom is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and if rain is forecasted in the next 24 hours. Otherwise the sealant may not absorb properly, nor dry properly.

Using a brush apply the sealant around all the deck , Making Small Bathrooms Seem Larger edges and posts. Once the edging is complete, use a sprayer, brush or roller to apply the sealant to the deck , I Want Hot Water and I Want It Now! surface. Make sure that the sealant is firmly pressed into the wood , Laminate Floor - Some Advice to Think Over surface to maximize the penetration of the sealant into the wood. , Stylish Comfort: Modern Sofa Trends

Typically only one coat is recommended by most deck , Sauna Accessories for an Even Better Sauna Bath sealers.

Though most manufactures suggest the deck , Installing a Shower Pan Membrane Liner for a Custom Ceramic Tile Shower is ready for walking on after 24 hours, I would recommend waiting a little longer if the weather , Roof Cleaning - Making Your Old Roof Look Like New! has not been ideal for drying conditions.

Once the deck , Kirby Vacuum Cleaners – Don't Shoot the Messenger! is dry, return the deck furniture , Search For The Right Coffee Machine and enjoy the beauty of your deck , Sparkling, Clean Lighting Will Add The Perfect Touch To Your Home for another year.
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Over the past 20+ years Mr. Donovan has been involved with building homes , 5 Questions To Ask Before Starting Any Improvement Project and additions to homes. , Folding Chairs: Your Options And Needs His projects have included: building , Vacuum Pumps a vacation home, , Using Incense to Save on Your Utilities building , Home Theaters Give You an Escape From Reality additions and garages , Using Incense to Save on Your Utilities on to existing homes, , Kitchen Remodeling Checklist: Are Your Prepared? and finishing unfinished homes. , Clean Your Gutters for Spring Mr. Donovan's formal education and profession have been as an Electrical Engineer and Marketing Manager.

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