Buffalo deck cleaning & waterproofing

Other Related Categories in
Buffalo, New York

Find deck cleaning & waterproofing near
Buffalo, New York
 Alfred Station
 Athol Springs
 Beaver Dams
 Bemus Point
 Big Flats
 Black Creek
 Cameron Mills
 Cherry Creek
 Clarence Center
 Collins Center
 Conewango Valley
 Coopers Plains
 Darien Center
 East Amherst
 East Aurora
 East Bethany
 East Concord
 East Otto
 East Pembroke
 East Randolph
 Farmersville Station
 Findley Lake
 Grand Island
 Great Valley
 Java Center
 Java Village
 Kill Buck
 Lake View
 Lily Dale
 Little Genesee
 Little Valley
 Maple Springs
 Model City
 Montour Falls
 Niagara Falls
 Niagara University
 North Boston
 North Collins
 North Evans
 North Java
 North Tonawanda
 Orchard Park
 Painted Post
 Pine City
 Pine Valley
 Reading Center
 Rock Stream
 Saint Bonaventure
 Silver Creek
 Slaterville Springs
 South Dayton
 South Wales
 Spring Brook
 Stella Niagara
 Van Buren Point
 Van Etten
 Wales Center
 Watkins Glen
 West Clarksville
 West Falls
 West Valley
 Westons Mills


Tips for Choosing Deck Cleaning and Waterproofing
Decks tend to get dirty and grimy over time, plus they can fade if they’ve been stained years ago. Cleaning and waterproofing your deck on a regular basis is crucial if you want to keep it looking new despite the harsh elements. Because dirt buildup is not only unattractive but it also poses unsanitary and unsafe conditions, protect your deck from the weather to prevent damage. Here are some tips to consider when cleaning, maintaining and waterproofing your pool or other type of outdoor deck:

Tip #1: Clean the deck first to clear away dirt
Before staining or waterproofing your deck, it’s very important to clean it thoroughly of debris such as leaves, dirt and twigs. Use a simple broom to achieve this, but get on your hands and knees with a toothbrush to get in between the cracks. Why? Leaves can get trapped inside those spots and rot the boards over time. You can even use a putty knife to really get in there.

Tip #2: Scrub the deck carefully
It’s important to thoroughly clean the wood’s surface using a solution of half water and half bleach. Use a scrub brush to apply the solution and really use some elbow grease. This will help get rid of mold and mildew. Rinse it off so as not to leave the bleach on there for long. You could even rent a pressure washer to spray the bleach and water mixture on the boards, let it soak, then rinse.

Tip #3: Apply the waterproof sealant to repel water
Brush on a redwood stain or waterproofing deck sealer, whichever you prefer. Repelling water is ideal so as to make the deck last longer. You can even opt to use a foam roller to apply the sealant, but make sure you reach all areas of the deck to ensure full coverage.
Find Buffalo Contractors To Bid On Your deck-cleaning-and-waterproofing - Compare Bids & Save!

Unicity Painting Inc Write review for this local business
Buffalo, NY 14240
(716) 689-6162  
D&S Deck & Fence Staining Write review for this local business
2462 River Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 694-2711  
Pearce Dan Write review for this local business
248 Chestnut St, Wilson, NY 14172
(716) 751-3770  
Deck Doctors Write review for this local business
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 679-4257  
Southern Tier Pressure Washing Write review for this local business
2632 Taylor St, Falconer, NY 14733
(716) 665-6389  
Eagle Window Cleaners Write review for this local business
1134 Old Rock City Rd, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-4571  
Chautauqua Presser Wahing Co Inc Write review for this local business
5519 Stow Rd, Ashville, NY 14710
(716) 789-9169  
Guardsman Furniturepro of Erie Write review for this local business
Erie, PA 16563
(814) 838-2107  
Express Wood Write review for this local business
Erie, PA 16563
(814) 440-5903  
Pro Powerwash & Painting Servi Write review for this local business
1787 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508
(814) 873-9503  

Building a backyard deck or patio is a relatively simple and inexpensive home improvement project. But many home handymen skip over one very crucial part of the process, waterproofing and staining. A deck that hasn't been stained or properly waterproofed will be difficult to clean and maintain. The following are some commonly asked questions about deck waterproofing and washing.

  • Why is waterproofing so important? Isn't all wood waterproof anyways?
    Live trees can manage moisture in a way that dead trees (lumber) cannot. Untreated and unstained wood is at the mercy of the elements and will begin rotting in a very short time. Colored wood, like redwood, will lose its natural hues very quickly unless properly treated. Rotten wood is not only unstable it's susceptible to mold infestation. Waterproofing helps minimize weather related damage by creating a seal between the building materials and the elements.

  • What's the difference between opaque and semi transparent stains?
    The type of stain used on a deck really depends on the quality of the wood used. Cheap lumber with an unattractive or blemished grain can be enhanced with a opaque stain. Semi transparent stains are used in higher quality woods so that the wood grain is visible. Wood treated by either stain can be cleaned with a high power pressure wash.

  • What is the best way to clean a patio or deck?
    Most decks can be easily cleaned with a simple power pressure washer or hose.

  • How often should I waterproof my deck?
    The answer to this question depends a lot on what type of waterproofing and wood you've used on your deck. But most homeowners should plan on reapplying the stain every 12 to 18 months.