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4 Steps to Waterproof Your Deck

January 28, 2015 by | David | There have been 0 comments

You’ve got the perfect Douglas Fir boards. They’re beautiful, they’re distinctive, and they’re primed for your tongue and groove decking needs. But how do you ensure that your perfect materials can withstand the elements? Follow these simple steps with Altrufir to effectively waterproof a deck.

1. Prepare Your Flooring
Before you dive into your waterproofing project, you’ll want to thoroughly dust and wash your decking. First off, make sure to remove any tables, chairs, pots, or other appliances from the space. It’s also important to remember that any residue left behind will be immortalized under a thick coat of sealant, so it’s important to carefully clean your materials. This is also the best time to attend to any stains or imperfections on your deck. After you waterproof the space, it will be much more difficult to fix them.

2. Check the Weather
Most waterproof deck coating varieties require at least forty-eight hours to dry. Be sure to plan your project on a day when rain won’t foil your weatherization plans.

3. Apply the Sealant
Applying a sealant is quite a bit like painting. First, pick out a quality product that is water resistant and mold resistant. Pour the solution into a paint tray and, using a flat paint brush, evenly apply the sealant with the grain. Pay special attention to the corners, cracks, and any other hard-to-reach areas. Repeat this process at least once. This will ensure that your deck is resistant to water damage and weatherization.

4. Enjoy the Result
Let the sealant sit undisturbed for at least 48 hours before replacing your deck furniture. After that, your space is officially open for business!

With these simple steps, you can ensure your decking maintains its exceptional quality for years to come. All that you need now is a sunny day, your favorite book, and a relaxing day on your ready-for-anything deck!

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