Deck Refinishing Project- Tyngsboro, MA
We got a call to see what we could do with this deck. The biggest question from the now client was “Should we replace the cedar decking or refinish it?” One look at it, some background work on what had been previously applied and a phone call and it was scheduled for a refinish.
This was what the deck looked like before we started. It had several coats of latex and oil “cedar” looking color over real cedar decking. The multiple layers proved to be a real challenge in the end but we got most of it off with chemical strippers.
The next step in our process was to remove the balusters all around the handrails. This is something we do quite often. It allows for complete and exceptionally thorough sanding and removal of previous coating where a sander cannot fit.
The final prep came in the form of a finish sander. This machine is a 20 inch random orbit floor sander. Using this assures an even deck surface and we can make it as smooth as possible.
Now onto the priming and painting. We first primed the handrails with an oil based stain-blocking primer. This is necessary because the deck is made of cedar.
The balusters are now installed. They had been sanded, primed and finish coated at our shop.
Last, but not least, we primed and stained 2 coats acrylic solid deck stain. This space is now an oasis that was once a peeling mess.