Powerwashing in Mechanicsville, St Mary’s County Southern Md
Decks are a perfect place to entertain and enjoy the outside with family and friends. But because of weather and foot traffic they are also a place that requires time and attention to keep maintained. Making sure that your deck is properly maintained will ensure that it is a place you can enjoy family and friends for years and years to come! We pride ourselves on the time and effort we put towards doing your project right. Time and preparation equal a job that will last!
Exterior wood decking when left neglected oxidizes from the sun. This will leave a green or brown film on the exposed layer of wood. Cleaning the deck first will a deck cleaner will remove this layer of graying wood cells while removing accumulated dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and algae.
Prepping your wood deck is the singular most important step when it comes to getting maximum performance out of your deck stain. We take the necessary time to do the tedious work of properly prepping your deck so that the finished layer of stain will last.
Powerwashing a deck is important to remove the grime left from weathering. We pick the proper psi for the type wood on your deck. 500 to 600 psi for soft woods, like pine or cedar. 1,200 to 1,500 psi for harder woods (at an absolute maximum). We are careful to always test a spot on your deck to make sure that we have it right before beginning the whole project.
Once the deck has been cleaned and power washed, it needs to dry. Stain or paint that is applied to a damp surface will not adhere and can crack or peel. This takes time depending on the current weather.
TIP: Remember, decks take a lot of abuse so you’ll need to have the stain reapplied from time to time. Not sure whether it’s time to have it re-stained? Here’s a rule of thumb: If the stain is still repelling water, it’s still performing. You may need to just have it cleaned for the season.
Call us for your power washing/pressure washing needs in St. Mary’s County and Charles County Southern Maryland! Free estimates given!!
We are happy to consult with you about any project you have in mind! And most importantly we want to make your deck beautiful so that you can create memories that will last a lifetime!