How to Resurface Cracked & Splintered Wood Decks - Home Guides Power-wash the decking boards. Use a machine that supplies 1,500 to 2,000 pounds per square inch -- but no more -- so you don't gouge or splinter the wood and add to the damage. You also need a tip with a moderately wide spray pattern. The 15-degree yellow or 25-degree green tips that come with most machines are
Quick, inexpensive fix to correct weathered,splintering wood on deck Asko, the big Finn Bellingham, Washington I am a (re)tired contractor, who has done many a deck. I have not used my pressure washer for over 15 years (and never will), because it raises the grain (splinters) and damages wood. I use a very stiff push broom and non-toxic deck cleaners, which is a lot faster than pressure
deck before-and-after: no more splinters! - Shelterrific Jun 17, 2013 The next week, Chad started investigating our deck options. At first he thought merely flipping the boards would do the trick. After testing a few, we sadly discovered the underside of the wood was not much smoother than the top surface. Our current budget and life-improvement-plans do not allocate for a
Alternative to Replacing Deck Boards Deck maintenance, Deck The rising price of lumber makes replacing decking boards a significant expense, and it's one you may be able to avoid. By so doing *INTERESTING* DIY-cover your ugly deck boards.it's like a roll out laminate topping for your deck. It extends . A deck that has faded and started to warp or splinter is not only an eyesore
Wood Decking Needs Repairs - Deck Maintenance - YouTube Mar 31, 2011 Click on this link if you're interested in learning more about home repairs and problems you can have with wood decks. Watch this video to learn more about loose decking and a view of the problems you might face, if you don't make the repairs as soon as possible
How to Fix Decking Wood That Is Feathering & Splintering? Hunker Jul 31, 2010 A splintered and feathered deck will no longer be enjoyable because it is impossible to walk over it without threat of injury. It is important to address a feathered and splintered deck as soon as possible to prevent the damage from spreading throughout the deck, necessitating board replacement.
A Splinter-Free Deck for a Carefree Summer - HouseLogic Regular wood deck maintenance is best to prevent splinters. There's nothing worse than walking around your deck and winding up with feet full of splinters; worse, having to yank out tiny shards from kid knees and hands. But the best way to handle splinters is to not get them in the first place by maintaining your deck.
New deck - wood cracking/splintering This Old House Jul 3, 2014 I live outside of Boston. In May, I had a local contractor resurface a large deck using fir. I have not yet stained it. In the last few days I saw that several boards are cracking and splintering. Specifically, the bottom step leading off the deck cracked along the grain at the spot where people step on it before
How to Repair a Splintering Deck - HomeAdvisor - HomeAdvisor.com Splintering decks are usually the result of one thing: homeowner neglect. Splintering decks don't happen unless a long period of time has passed during which the deck has not been treated with a water sealer and stain. The lack of protection allows water to soak into the boards, eventually causing them to splinter and
Restoring a Wooden Deck — The Pragmatist - The New York Times May 30, 2012 But after Luca's splinter episode, I resolved to look at the deck with an eye toward its potential, not its present. For help, I called Steve Cory, Before I could reimagine the space, though, I confronted the planks, which were gray, stained and about 15 percent splintered. I had three options. I could spend a