Deck Refinishing

  Deck & Wood Refinishing We use premium penetrating transparent tinted coatings. They are not film forming finishes like  paint, or shellac. When the deck/wood is prepped properly and the penetrating deck stains are applied properly they will last for years to come. The tint (color) acts as a UV-Ray absorbent, which inhibits the sun from discoloring the wood. Depending on your conditions you can expect the premium products we apply to last 12-36 months on the horizontals and twice as long on the verticals.     The reason the majority of products fail are: A product is applied too thick, over a previous coating, or a solid color stain/paint was used resulting in a film forming coating. A film forming coating is a product that does not penetrate into the wood completely. A product that does not penetrate can result in premature peeling and or flaking. All of our stains penetrate into the wood. The deck/wood is not properly prepped for application of coating resulting in the stains not penetrating into the wood. New wood is not dry and/or prepped for application of stain. You cannot stain a brand new deck/wood without a light sand and applying cleaners to open the pores. Our typical restoration process:
  • Counter sink existing screws as needed add  screws as needed
  • Make minor repairs if necessary
  • Sand all horizontal surfaces
  • Apply mildew remover  and wash (bio degradable)
  • Apply cleaner/brightener and pressure wash (bio degradable )
  • Let deck dry for a  24 hours
  • Tape, mask and tarp
  • Apply  premium  deck stain by roller and brush
***This our standard deck refinishing procedure. At Dowd Restoration we are experienced in all phases and aspects of interior and exterior wood restoration and staining. Siding - Doors - Pergola's - Gazebo's - Fence's - Interior and Exterior Trim - Post's -  Beams - Bead Board - Etc 303-522-8730