​Power Washing Your NJ Deck | Spectrum Painting

​Power Washing Your NJ Deck

​Power Washing Your NJ Deck

There’s a good chance you’ll be outside enjoying this holiday weekend enjoying time with friends and family. While you’re getting your grill prepped for your cookout you might also consider seeing if your deck couldn’t use a little extra care before company arrives.

Power washing should be a part of your regular home maintenance. Not only does it keep your deck looking beautiful, but it also quickly removes dirt set deep into the wood’s surface. You do need to be careful when using a power washer on your deck though as too high a pressure may etch the wood.

Tips Safely and Successfully Power Wash Your Deck

Immediately after power washing your deck you may want to hold off on returning your washer to the shed or the store you’re renting it from. Wet wood looks very different from dry wood and can disguise imperfections or spots that didn’t get quite as clean as others. Allow your deck to dry fully, then check to see if you need to touch up any sections before calling your job finished. If you need something to pass the time while you wait, your sidewalks would almost certainly benefit from a quick power washing.

A Note on Raised Wood Fibers

There is a possibility as you clean your deck that you will notice some raised wood fibers. As your deck dries these spots will be rougher than others. Rough spots on handrails or floorboards can lead to splinters, so take a few minutes to spot sand these areas.

With a little bit of care and a couple free hours you could have a clean and refreshed deck to enjoy with friends and family over the holiday weekend. Just remember to keep the power washer’s pressure low to protect your deck’s surface and practice proper safety around people and windows, and this bit of deck maintenance will be a breeze.

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We hired Spectrum to paint several rooms of our home and to install moldings and they did great work. You can expect five star service from Spectrum your next paint job. We hired Spectrum to paint several rooms of our home and to install moldings and they did great work. They provide complementary color consultations, responded to all our requests, and were meticulous about keeping our home clean throughout the process. Thank you to Rich for staying in touch with us and to Luis for leading the crew. We will gladly work with Spectrum again - highly recommend!
Erin L. | Feb/15/2021
Appreciated promptness of appointment, knowledge of job and procedure. Crew was well prepared and helpful.
Mary M. | Aug/30/2016
From the moment Rich and I started our conversations, I knew Spectrum was different, anyone can "talk" about trust and excellence....then I met our crew…. (Hector, Marci, CJ, Ryan, Oldemar) Each of you with your individual and collective contribution treated our home with the utmost of care. Taking time to ensure that we were satisfied with the work throughout the entire job, working through all the timing with the floors, making recommendations that would enhance the rooms– absolutely love the crown molding - and being courteous and professional. Thank you for making our vision even better....until our next adventure.
Rose R. | Aug/29/2016
Spectrum was outstanding! The work crews were courteous and professional at all times; they were always prompt and diligent in their work.
Delia and Greg S. | Jan/12/2015
From the estimate to final walk through, every aspect was done in a friendly and professional manner. Could not be more pleased with the final product, a beautifully stained bow and kitchen window. Jose' and his helper did an excellent job and went above and beyond to make sure we were completely satisfied with the work. Second time using Spectrum and I highly recommend them.
Jeff G. | Aug/30/2016
Great experience with Spectrum with completing the power washing and sealing of our deck. Robert came to repair one of the deck stairs in the morning and came back in the afternoon to assure that the deck was dried well after rain the night before. Robert and Alejandro then sanded and sealed the deck efficiently with good attention to detail. Spectrum even accommodated us supplying our own no VOC/non-toxic sealer. The deck looks like new and we are very pleased.
John Hogan | Jun/14/2019
Oldemar and Rolando made everything perfect and would like them both again! You were our first painter and will always be our only.
Nancy M. | Sep/1/2016
We used Spectrum Painting to paint our laundry room, kitchen, living room, office, powder room, sitting room, 2 story foyer and hall, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom, ceilings in kitchen, living room, and foyer, 3 car garage, shutters on 13 windows, and the front door with 2 sidelights. In addition to the walls being painted all doors, baseboards, window frames, crown molding, and other trim were included. Furthermore, we had a wallpaper border removed and crown molding added in the master bedroom. The paint job took less than a week and turned out great! We could not be happier with all of the colors we chose (with the help of Pam) and the way the it turned out. Overall, the sales team, including Rich Lauretta and John Mangiafreno, the project manager Rafael, and the design consultant Pam Steinhilber were all very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Simon R. | Aug/30/2016
We would absolutely use Spectrum Painting again! The work is exceptional, the crew seems to really take pride in their work and they really knew what they were doing!
Carmella F. | Jan/12/2015