To keep a pressure treated wood deck looking great, it will need to be cleaned periodically using mild soap or deck cleaner and a pressure washer set on a low pressure setting.
Next, inspect the deck, drive in any protruding nails or screws, and replace any warped boards.
Finally, seal or stain the deck to protect it from rain and sun using a quality deck sealer or stain. Watch this video to find out more.
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A wood deck is a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors, but to keep it in good shape you’ll need to do some maintenance. That includes an occasional cleaning with mild soap and a pressure washer set on a low setting.
Then you’ll want to seal the wood with a water repellant—or water repellant stain—to protect it from the effects of rain, sunlight, and temperature change. It’s also a good idea to inspect the deck each spring for warped or splitting lumber, as well as loose or rusted fasteners.
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