Sanding Decks is the ultimate in refinishing your deck floor. It gets rid of old stubborn sealer and paint. It will also calm down splintered wood. You will have an even finish across your flat surfaces.
First we counter sink all nails and screws to the best of our ability so they won’t harm our sanding pads. Next we use a large drum sander to get the major area. Then we use small detail sanders to reach into corners, up next to the house, around bench legs and under railings
• We may not be able to get a small strip of paint from under the rail. All sanding equipment has a motor attached to the top of the equipment making it too high to go under rails. Extension sanders require an amount of pressure to reach in and dig into the product we are trying to remove. Sometimes, we just can’t get enough pressure to remove it completely. We can get a little from one side of the rail, then we move to the other side of the rail and get some more. If there is a thin strip we can’t remove with the sander, we will try a couple other options. We will do our best to get it off if it’s possible.
We will sand the top of benches and the top hand rail if the customer want us to.
Next we power wash. This will remove sawdust from between the boards, off the rails and anything on the house adjacent to the deck. Finally we will seal the deck with TWP Cedar Tone Gold. If you want a different color see can you have a different color under sealer
Why do we only sand the flat surfaces? Why don’t we sand the rail system and sides of the deck?
The flat surface is the problem area. Solid paints and stains peel and flake on the horizontal surface years before the vertical will fail. The vertical surface should stay nice for 7-10 years. It is difficult to have a continuous pressure sanding a vertical surface. It could be wavy and unsightly. Furthermore, sanding the round spindles or all four sides on each square spindle would take forever and be costly to the customer.
What are the options for painted rails if you can’t sand it off?
Repaint or Replace
Repainting the rails is your lease expensive option. We recommend you choose a color of a similar darkness so you don’t have the expense of painting it twice to cover the old. If you choose this option, we would paint the rails first, before we sand. It helps to keep the deck detailed.
Labor pricing to paint the rails would be quoted on a per job basis. The customer is responsible for the color choice and purchasing the paint. Adams Power Wash does not stock paint. Go to Choosing Paint and Application.
Replacing your rail system may not be as expensive as you think. New rails start as low as $20/4 linear foot of rail. The labor cost of removing the old system and installing the new are additional. So the entire cost should be taken into consideration before choosing this option.
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