IS THE TIME TO WINTERIZE YOUR DECK
the summer has taken a toll on your deck – or if you’ve just invested in a
new one – now
is the time to clean, restore and protect the wood from possible moisture damage
during the winter months ahead. Here
are some tips for “winterizing” your deck from the experts at Wolman Wood
the deck thoroughly to remove dirt, fungus growth and gray surface wood with a
formulated deck cleaner like Wolmanâ
Deck & Fence Brightener. Weathered
gray wood, rust spots and stains from mildew, moss, algae and tannin bleed can
ruin the look of your deck. Even
newly built decks can require cleaning to remove invisible surface barriers that
prevent the adhesion of stains and sealers.
Deck & Fence Brightener, removes surface barriers, ground-in dirt, gray wood
surfaces and even the toughest of stains and restores the wood to its natural
beauty without bleaching or yellowing, like chlorine bleach can.
any deteriorating or unwanted finish. If
the colored stain on your deck has seen better days, now is the time to strip
your deck’s finish. Products like
Stain & Finish Remover remove both oil and latex solid or semi-transparent
stains and clear finishes and prepare the wood for the reapplication of
protective finishes and stains. For
really stubborn, hard-to-strip acrylic or latex stains and paints, Wolman makes
a product called DeckStripâ
A&L, which can strip multiple layers in as little as 15 minutes.
your deck with a water repellent finish before the onslaught of winter. Water
repellents stop rain, sleet, snow and ice from penetrating the wood surface,
which can cause warping and cracking. Look
for products like Wolman RainCoatâ
that offer a guarantee on water-repellent longevity, as they will provide longer
lasting protection so you won’t have to apply a new coat every year.
your deck will protect it from the elements, while protecting your investment in
it. For more information on Wolman
wood cleaners, strippers and water repellent finishes, call the company’s
technical service department at (800) 556-7737.
Or, visit the Wolman web site at www.wolman.com
for more helpful deck care tips.
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