Tips to give decks a re­fresh­ing boost

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES & SERVICES -

›› Clean and pre­pare: Re­move fur­ni­ture, sweep and clean. ›› Pre­pare sur­face: Look for any sur­face prob­lems such as de­cayed boards or loose nails. Sand any cracked or splin­tered boards then scrub the deck thor­oughly with a stiff bris­tle brush. Rinse with wa­ter and dry for a few days. ›› Ap­ply­ing deck oil and stains: Use a re­li­able stain with brush or stain pad. Use smooth, even strokes. ›› Get in the ex­perts: Call a builder who spe­cialises in deck­ing to re­place any old rail­ings or do ren­o­va­tion work.

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