Here are 3 easy steps to transform your deck to take it from Ho-Hum to Oh-Wow.
1 – Clean the Decking
One of the ultimate ways to makeover a deck is a good cleaning. Apply a good quality deck cleaner and then use a power sprayer with a fan style tip on a low to medium pressure so you don’t damage your wood deck. Spray in the direction of the wood grain keeping the wand tip about 1 to 1 1/2 feet away from the surface of the wood.
If you’re planning on staining or applying a coat of deck sealant afterward ensure your wood has dried in the hot sun for a while before applying stain or sealant to ensure it looks great and will last for decades.
2 – Add Solar Lighting
Adding solar lighting is a great way to make your deck come alive after dark. Solar lights generate and store their own power in the day and release it a night. After a full charge they can last from 4-6 hours. They give off a warm soothing glow and add a elegant feel to you deck living space.
A great thing is that there are no wires to plug in so you can hang the lights where you want them and not be tied to a wall plug. Try hanging them from trellises, gazebos, railings or nearby trees.
3 – Add Unique Railing
Railing is about safety and it can also transform your deck in a powerful way by adding a look that reflects your personal style and home decor. Railings must be 36” to 42″ in height which gives you lots of room to have a design that makes you say Oh-Wow!
Install new posts if you need to, we recommend a red cedar as it has it’s own natural way to weather the elements over time.