How to Seal a Mahogany Deck

Save

A mahogany deck can be a shining gem attached to your house, but after years of abuse from the sun, wind and rain, it may look ragged. Faded wood and water damage are common issues with decks. The proper deck sealant ensures that water is repelled and water damage is avoided. Properly seal your mahogany deck and restore it to its former glory.

Things You'll Need

  • Broom
  • Garden hose
  • Deck cleaner (sodium percarbonate based)
  • Water
  • Garden sprayer
  • Nylon bristle brush
  • Protective sheets
  • Mahogany deck sealant
  • Remove all furniture and objects from the deck.

  • Brush off debris with a broom.

  • Spray down the deck with a garden hose to wet it.

  • Cover any surrounding plants near the deck with protective sheets.

  • Combine commercial deck cleaner and water in the ratio described on the packaging instructions, then spray it evenly onto the deck's surface with a garden sprayer.

  • Rinse the cleaner off the deck with a garden hose after it has set for 15 minutes. Scrub any tough stains with a nylon brush. Allow the porch to dry for at least 48 hours before continuing.

  • Fill a clean garden sprayer with deck sealant intended specifically for use on mahogany wood.

  • Spray the sealant onto the deck in long, sweeping strokes. Allow it to dry for 24 hours, then apply a second coat. Wait at least 24 hours before returning furniture and using the deck.

Related Searches

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Seal Ipe Decking

    Ipe wood's natural beauty and durability make it an excellent choice for building a deck. Left unsealed, Ipe will hold up to...

  • How to Care for Mahogany Decks

    Mahogany wood is an expensive decking material that requires some care in order to maintain its color and finish. This wood has...

  • The Best Wood Stain for Decks

    When choosing the best deck stain, take into account the material your deck is made from, its condition and the climate in...

  • Mahogany Wood Treatment

    Mahogany is the name for various species of straight-grain, dark hardwood with a reddish-brown cast that darkens over time. Today, mahogany comes...

  • Should You Power Wash Your Mahogany Deck?

    Mahogany decks are a big investment for the homeowner and should be treated with care. Power washing a mahogany deck is an...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!