Wooden Deck Maintenance
With the harsh South African sun and the high humidity and rainfall in the Lowveld during the summer months, your wooden decking can definitely suffer if it is not maintained. We have listed a few maintenance points below on how to maintain a wooden deck:
How often must I clean my deck?
A good monthly clean is important to prolong the life of the deck. This can be done with a normal hose-pipe, or a pressure washer. Try to keep all leaves and debris out of the gaps between the decking, as they hold moisture and invite rot.
How often must I maintain my timber?
We do not have a fixed maintenance cycle, but rather touch up maintenance as and when you feel it is necessary (6/12 months), should certain sections of your timber deck look tired and dull. Then it is only necessary to lightly sand, to de-grease the surface and a quick maintenance coat can be applied to restore the coating to its original beauty.
How often is it necessary to totally re-sand, and reseal?
It is hard to give an exact answer, but we like to say that when a simple maintenance coat seems to not be doing the trick anymore, a total re-sand is necessary. This is normally every four to five years, depending on the level of maintenance that was done in those years.
For more information on how to maintain a wooden deck, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly assist you.