Deck Restoration Sunshine Coast - Replacement & Repair
Do you have a new deck on the Sunshine Coast which needs to be preserved, or is your existing deck looking neglected and require a new facelift? Maybe a deck refreshment is all your deck needs to get it looking amazing and to ensure it can withstand the harsh outdoor climate. The difference between needing a refresh (restoration) or a replacement is heavily influenced by the condition of the existing decking boards and the quality of the initial construction. A simple deck inspection from one of our Sunshine Coast deck builders will reveal if the decking can be restored or if it has passed its due by date.
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New Deck - Initial Coating System
New timber decks need a protective coating to ensure they can withstand the outdoor elements. New timber is full of tannin and oils. These need to be removed either naturally (with time+water) or by using specific products before any decking oil or stain can be applied. If they are not properly removed from the timber, tannins and oils can cause a patchy appearance, and will compromise the longevity of a coating by affecting its absorption and adhesion to the timber. There are debates in the industry around the topic of oiling timber; should it be done before or after laying? Should all faces or just the top face be oiled? Should oiling be completed immediately or should the timber weather?
Our recommendation to achieve a superior protection and comprehensive coating is:
- Select the right species of timber for the right location
- Apply a manufacturer’s all round coating prior to delivery
- Install the decking boards
- For timber species with large amounts of tannin use Intergrain PowerPrep
- Wash decking with Intergrain Reviva
- Finish with UltraDeck
- Sit back and enjoy your new deck
If you have a new deck which needs a superior coating system from a team that loves timber, give us a call today.
If you have a new deck which needs a superior coating system, book your FREE deck assessment by contacting us today.
How Much Does A Deck Coating System Cost?
After organising your free consultation with our team, we will provide a detailed quote based on the following factors:
- The size of your deck
- The required preparation of the timber (washing, stripping or sanding)
- What products have already been used
- How many coats of stain or oil are required
- If any repairs or new fixings are required
As a basic guide for a simple re-coat of a well-maintained deck you can expect to pay in the region of:
- $500 - $800 to oil a small deck
- $800 - $1200 to oil a medium size deck
- $1200 - $1600 to oil a larger deck
Existing Deck - Restoration Or Refresh
A timber deck requires a quality coating system to provide protection from the harsh outdoor elements. A deck coating system will enhance the timber’s performance and extend its lifespan during the ongoing battle with the sun and rain. How often your deck protection coating needs to be refreshed depends on the location and exposure of your timber deck.
A failing deck protection coating can look unsightly and will increase the chances of premature timber failure. These coatings need to be stripped back to bare timber using products or sanding the timber. If dome head nails have been used during the construction, then sanding the deck is not an option. For bullet head nails, screws or clip systems the deck can be sanded using professional sanding equipment. Once the deck has been restored back to bare timber, a new coating system can then be applied, usually requiring an initial 3 coat system. Once the new coating has been completed and the deck is back to full strength, it should be reviewed every 3 months to assess its next ‘top up’ application.
A failing deck protection coating can look unsightly and will increase the chances of premature timber failure. These coatings need to be stripped right back using products or sanding the timber to return the surface back to bare timber. If dome head nails have been using during the construction, then sanding the deck is not an option. For bullet head nails, screws or clip systems the deck can be sanded using professional sanding equipment. Once the deck has been restored back to bare timber, a new coating system can then be applied, usually requiring an initial 3 coat system. Once the new coating has been completed the deck is back to full strength and should be reviewed every 3 months to assess its next ‘top up’ application.
Deck protection coatings that are in order and simply need to be ‘topped up’ require a simple surface clean followed by one coat of the product initially used. Mixing different products may cause the coatings to react and prematurely fail. Once the new coating has been finished and the deck is back to full strength, it should be reviewed every 3 months to assess its next application.
For all our decks we use and support the Intergrain product to achieve great results that are proven to stand the test of our harsh Australian climate.
For product information head to: intergrain.com.au
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