By using the very latest in professional products, we are able to extract years of dirt, grime, mould, and contaminants from deep within the grain of your wooden deck and remove the old dead wood fibres from the surface.
All Deck & Fence Pro specialists are professionally trained and certified, so you can trust that your deck surfaces will be safely and effectively cleaned and restored back to their original beauty.
What we do for you…
Step 1 – Pre clean preparation & Moss/Mould/Lichen removal
We will remove any loose dirt from the surface by sweeping the deck, then check all timber fixings (nails and screws) and secure any loose fixings and punch any protruding nail heads.
Step 2 – Deck deep clean
This is followed by a comprehensive deck cleaning process. Preparation is the most critical part of your deck restoration and can take the longest time; proper preparation is the foundation for quality results. We wash your deck with modern safe equipment and our “Top-Secret” environmentally friendly deck cleaning solution that has the following benefits…
- No Phosphates
- Won’t Harm Plants
- Environmentally Responsible
- No Harmful Bleach or Acids
- Non-Corrosive to Metals
Our deck cleaning process will remove all dirt & mildew and also remove greying, caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. We then rinse the deck surface on a low PSI fan / soft wash with a power washer. Any stubborn stains (eg stains from furniture, pot plants, BBQ’s etc) may need a second or alternate cleaning & scrubbing process to remove and/or minimise. Kwila and hardwood decks require an additional ‘brightening’ wash with our special solution to bring back the natural beauty of the wood colours prior to oil / staining. The surface is then left for a minimum of 24 hours to thoroughly dry out.
Step 3 – Finishing
Once the deck has thoroughly dried we will finish your deck surface with our own branded oil stains or paints.
Our Deck and Fence Pro oil stains come in a range of colours to suit any wood type and your personal colour preference. Your Deck and Fence Pro specialist will advise you on which colours will work best for your timber type and situation. Stains achieve a semi-transparent finish highlighting the natural grain and allowing the beauty of the wood to show through. Our stains are manufactured here in New Zealand especially for us and are designed for our climate and
weather conditions, are tried and tested in our environment and offer unparalleled quality finish. Unlike many commercially available DIY stain products, our stains are made from a linseed oil base that provides a superior quality finish and protection. Stain finishes are easier to maintain than paint finishes and we recommend staining ‘most’ of the time for our harsh NZ climate. *Depending on the timber and the colour chosen your deck may require one coat or two coat application. In some instances two coats can actually inhibit the effectiveness of the stain and look of the finish by forming a skin that offers no benefit and can crack and peel over time. Your Deck and Fence Pro specialist will advise you of the best and most appropriate application.
Paint achieves a solid colour finish which shows the texture but hides the timber grain. Paint offers the highest level of protection from the elements and requires low levels of maintenance. The only downside is once a deck has been painted you cannot go back to a stain finish. We will discuss each finish with you and recommend the appropriate finish for your particular circumstances and previous deck finishes and condition. Depending on the deck location, surface preparation, finish colour / product we may spray finish your deck or use an applicator pad/brush. We will determine this aspect of the finish.
Step 4 – Enjoy !
Once our work is done, enjoy your deck, you won’t be disappointed. Your deck will look as good as new. What’s more you’ll be proud to spend every opportunity you can entertaining or relaxing on it.
Step 5 – Care & Maintenance
Regular maintenance of finished timber surfaces is important. Because it is a natural product, timber requires regular attention to prevent the onset of changes that can ultimately lead to deterioration. The timber type, finish, colour and your expectations are all involved in setting the maintenance cycle. Different wood types and different finishes require different maintenance programs but in general to avoid the costs of a full restoration again most stained decks require an additional coat every 12 – 18 months with a light maintenance clean at the change of seasons. Ask your Deck and Fence Pro specialist for a bottle of Pro-Preserve Deck and Furniture Maintenance Wash. Or we can arrange to do this for you at a very reasonable cost if you prefer.
WE PROMISE TO MAKE YOUR TIMBER DECK EXPERIENCE SIMPLE AND ENJOYABLE. TO START THE PROCESS CONTACT US TODAY BY CALLING 0508 422 532 OR FILL OUT OUR FREE QUOTE FORM