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Clean and seal deck surfaces
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Decking are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Decking.
Depending on your type of wood, cleaning and sealing decks typically requires 3 steps:
Day 1: Sweep off all dirt and debris; allow surfaces to dry.
Day 2: Spray on an oxalic acid solution; allow to sit per the manufacture's recommendation, then hose of with water.
Day 3: Apply a good sealant.
It is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of exterior wood
For wet or dry stripping
Heavy duty floor scrub brush for wet or dry surface
Provides quality coating and professional grade sealant for exterior wood projects
Cleans and restores decks and other weathered exterior wood
Larger numbers indicate coarser sandpaper
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are that it maintains the appearance and extends the useful life of your decking.
The cost of this task is relatively high from an investment of time standpoint.
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