How To Whitewash Your Wood Deck

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How To Whitewash Your Wood Deck: A blog around tips and tricks on how to whitewash your wood deck.

The color of your outdoor space is important. It makes guests feel welcome, comfortable and at home. There are many different types of deck colors that you can choose from, but there is something about the elegant simplicity of a white deck that stands out above the rest.

To get a white deck you need to use a whitewashing technique that allows you to keep the natural beauty of the wood while also giving it a fresh new look.

Whitewashing is a popular choice for homeowners who want to show off the natural grain of their wood without making it look like it has been painted over. This technique involves using diluted paint or a stain and applying it to the wood with a brush, roller or sprayer in a thin coat. The results are stunning!

If you have wooden furniture on your patio then this might be an option for you as well!

The best way to whitewash your wood deck is by using a combination of a quality brightening cleaner, an oxygen-based bleach, and a deck brightening stain.

Step 1: Start by preparing your deck for appropriate cleaning.

Step 2: Choose the correct cleaner for your decking material.

Step 3: Apply pressure to the area with the cleaner (ideally from a power washer).

Step 4: Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5: Spray off the cleaner with a power wash or garden hose.

I have a beautiful cedar deck that was stained when it was built, but the stain is in need of another coat. Since I’m not a fan of the color (it’s sort of a reddish color), I wanted to see if I could whitewash the stain to give it more of a weathered look. After some research, I found out that you can’t simply whitewash over stain because the wood needs to be completely bare. My only option was to strip off the old stain and then whitewash it.

I started my research online and found pretty much everything I needed to know about stripping wood decks on Sherwin-Williams’ website. The process seemed simple enough: remove all furniture, railings (if applicable) and clear the deck so that you can work without having to step over obstacles. Then, using plastic sheeting to protect surfaces below, cover all walls, windows and doors with plastic sheeting as well as any plants, shrubs or trees that are close by. Next, use a pressure washer with oxygen bleach to clean away stains. Once the deck is dry, you can apply an oil-based solid stain or a water-based semi-transparent stain if you prefer some

Wood decks add warmth and natural beauty to your home. However, over time, heat, moisture, and UV rays can damage the wood causing it to crack, warp and turn gray. You can easily restore your deck back to its original beauty with a little bit of elbow grease and some products that you can pick up at your local hardware store.

There are a few steps that you need to take to prepare for the project. First, you want to make sure that you clean the wood well. You want to remove any dirt or debris from the wood surface. You also want to make sure that any previous coatings have been removed from the surface of the wood as well.

Next, you will need to sand down all surfaces of the wood deck as well as any railings and spindles if they are made out of wood as well. Sanding will help ensure that the new coating adheres properly to the wood’s surface. You’ll also want to strip away any sealant or paint if this is an existing deck. You may need several applications of stripper if there is a lot of sealant or paint present on the surface of the deck or railing material.

Now you’re ready to begin whitewashing your deck!

You can use a bristle brush to make sure you get all the nooks and crannies in your deck boards. If you have some of those fancy-pants grooves in your deck boards, you’ll need to use a paint brush to get it down into the grooves.

Now comes the magic part: you remove the tape before the whitewash is dry. I know that sounds like it’s going to ruin everything, but it won’t. The drywall mud will dry where it is, but the whitewash will stay wet (it has more moisture than the drywall mud) so when you take off the tape, it will cleanly separate from your lines.**

One of the quickest and easiest ways to clean your deck is to use a pressure washer. This can be rented from most home improvement centers for around $40 a day. Make sure you get a model that allows you to adjust the pressure from the nozzle.

For deep cleaning and brightening, you will need to apply a chemical wash to your deck. You may want to consider hiring a professional (around $100) to do this for you if you live in an area that has strict environmental regulations regarding chemicals.

The easiest way to prevent mold and mildew is to keep your deck clean and dry between washing. You can use household cleaners like Dawn or just plain water with a scrub brush or rag mop, but if you prefer not to use harsh chemicals on your deck, an environmentally friendly solution is white vinegar, which is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. White vinegar kills mold and mildew spores making it great for keeping both at bay on your wood deck.

What You’ll Need:

– a bucket of water

– a hose with nozzle

– a deck cleaner (optional)

– a pressure washer (optional)

– a brush, roller or paint pad

– a broom or leaf blower**

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