​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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Entire crew was very professional, friendly and helpful. Integrity of work was very high. Precision job and great attention to detail!
Lauren R. | Jun/29/2016
I never thought getting my garage floor painted would make so many of my friends jealous! You did such a meticulous job, especially on the details. I especially appreciated the time you took to explain all the necessary steps to complete a quality job. We are so glad we hired you. I am already thinking about some additional work for this spring.
Deborah L. | Jan/12/2015
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.
Erica S. | Jul/19/2016
The guys at Spectrum Painting were great. The Crew Leader, Marcin, was a pleasure to work with and paid attention to every detail for our basement project. We’re so happy with how it came out and would definitely use them again in the future! Mike
Mike B. | Feb/15/2021
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
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Margee K. | Oct/27/2016
Raul was excellent to work with. Meticulous in getting the job done right. The crew was great, clean and careful and did a great job.
Rachel T. | Jul/19/2016
The team was very professional and easy to be comfortable with right from the start. The job was well coordinated by the team leader. There was little inconvenience and the clean up each day was outstanding!!!
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