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Decking

Routine Care Task

Clean and seal deck surfaces

Priority

Cleaning and sealing your decking will help extend it's useful life.

Timing: 

May (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Decking are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Decking.

How To

decking care Depending on your type of wood, cleaning and sealing decks typically requires 3 steps:

Day 1: Sweep off all dirt and debris; allow surfaces to dry.

Day 2: Spray on an oxalic acid solution; allow to sit per the manufacture's recommendation, then hose of with water.

Day 3: Apply a good sealant.

Helpful Accessories

Wood Brightener
Wood Brightener

It is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of exterior wood

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Floor Stripper Pad
Floor Stripper Pad

For wet or dry stripping

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Floor Deck Scrub Brush
Floor Deck Scrub Brush

Heavy duty floor scrub brush for wet or dry surface

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Deck Wood Stain and Sealer
Deck Wood Stain and Sealer

Provides quality coating and professional grade sealant for exterior wood projects

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Deck Wood Cleaner
Deck Wood Cleaner

Cleans and restores decks and other weathered exterior wood

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60-80 Grit Sand Papers
60-80 Grit Sand Papers

Larger numbers indicate coarser sandpaper

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Benefits

  • Maintaining Value
  • Appearance
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Child Safety

The benefits of this task are that it maintains the appearance and extends the useful life of your decking.

Costs

The cost of this task is relatively high from an investment of time standpoint.

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