YOUR DECK CAN BE PRETTY HARSH DURING THE WINTER SEASON, LEAVING CRACKS, DIRT, AND DEBRIS AND SPLINTERING. IT IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GET YOUR DECK READY FOR SPRING AS WELL AS THE WARM SUMMER SEASON. THAT WAY, YOU CAN HAVE THE TIME TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE WARM, BRIGHTER DAYS OF THE SEASONS. WE HAVE PROVIDED A USEFUL STEP-TO-STEP GUIDE TO HELP YOU GET YOUR DECK PREPARED FOR SPRING AND HAVE A THOROUGH SPRING CLEAN.
1. Analysis Your Deck For Damage
Inspect your deck for any loose or rotten floorboards, as well as checking if the railings are loose. Your deck should not have splinters and raised or broken nails or screws. It is important to remove any dirt or debris left over from winter. To get rid of any dirt, use a mild household detergent to clean it out and then wash it off with lukewarm water. To remove any debris, use a broom, lead blower and high quality putty knife on the deck’s surface and for each floorboard. If any of the nails are damaged or broken, replace them with longer, thicker nails to make sure they last longer in the long-term.
2. Clean Your Deck
It is important to swipe up any leaves, dirt or branches off of the floor. Before you start cleaning, make sure to clear your entire deck, from furniture, planters and rugs. Use a mild detergent or bleach to clean each floorboard, using gloves. If you prefer to use a washing up powder, gently use strokes to make sure no wood is stripped away.
3. Paint Your Deck
Check to see if any paint has faded off of the floorboards, as this can affect the quality of the wood or composite. Add a fresh coat of paint to each floorboard if it seems stained or has faded.
Other than repairing and cleaning your deck, why not modify it by adding flowerpots fancy lights to spice up your deck this spring.