Tips on Preserving a Wood Deck

So you have a wood deck and want to keep it looking  good as new, but how do you do that?

First off, it is best to use a high quality, oil-based wood preservative because unlike paint, oil absorbs deeply into the wood, preventing a build up of moisture which could damage the wood. When applying this preservative, a little goes a long way, and you don’t want the oil to puddle or it will not absorb properly. It also makes your job a lot easier if you choose a stain or preservative meant specifically for decks, as opposed to vertical surfaces, because these are meant to withstand scuffs from lot of foot traffic.

Although there is much more you need to know before staining a deck, hopefully these few tips and tricks will help make your deck look as good as new!