How to Restore a Deck With a Resurfacer


A deck resurfacer is a product that you can apply like a stain, but it offers a thicker coating to help restore the deck. Properly applied resurfacers feature smooth, even finishes that banish wood deck splinters. Select a deck resurfacer that is waterproof for added protection. The specific instructions for application will vary, depending on the brand that you select. Always follow the manufacturer's directions. The manufacturer may recommend that you apply the resurfacer on a day with specific weather conditions.

Things You'll Need

  • Pressure washer
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Earplugs
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint roller
  • Use a pressure washer to clean the deck before restoring it. Wear gloves, goggles, and earplugs for safety. Hold the nozzle about two feet away from the deck and turn on the machine. Clean the entire surface of the deck. Allow the deck to dry completely.

  • Sand the deck with a medium-grit sandpaper to roughen the primer on the deck and remove splinters.

  • Dip a roller in the deck resurfacer product and apply it evenly on all surfaces. The manufacturer of the resurfacer may provide specific instructions on applying the product to a certain thickness. If not, simply distribute the product evenly.

  • Wait for the deck resurfacer product to dry completely.

  • Apply a second coat of resurfacer in the same manner as the first. The second coat will help fill in any gaps in the first coat to create a smooth finish.

  • Allow the deck to cure for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer. Avoid walking on it during this time.

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