MR CLEAN POWERWASH SERVING:
Oakland, Livingston and Ingham Counties. Your neighborhood powerwashers: West Bloomfield, Farmington, Northville, Howell, Brighton, Hartland, Milford, Novi, Hamburg, Pinckney, South Lyon, Fowlerville, Williamston, Okemos, Haslett, East Lansing, Dewit, Delta Twp., Holt
Deck Sanding is the best thing you can do for a deck that has endured years of unmovable old sealer or paint layered on top of each other. It will also bring even tones to an old blotchy deck. And of course splintered wood will be smooth again.
The process to sand a deck begins with pounding the nails or screws well below the surface of the wood as to not rip our sanding pads as we work. After that, we use drum sanders to remove as much product from the major area as we can. Smaller sanders are used to get closer to walls, edges and into corners. Sanding can remove splinters, but will not correct warped or cupped boards
•The area under the railings is the most difficult to reach. Sanding equipment has the motor attached on the top of the unit. Therefore, it is too tall to reach under the 4-5 inch space below the rail. Extended sanders are used, but pressure is needed to dig into the old product. Sometimes, it's just not going to happen. In these cases, we do use the power washer and attempt to dig the old sealer out. The bench seats and the tops of the hand rails can be sanded also at the home-owners request.
* Paint may remain in deep cracks and between boards. Sanding removes product from the top of the surface.
After the sanding has been completed, we power wash. We remove all the residual sawdust from between the boards and the surrounding area. When the deck has dried, we send a sealer truck to finish with TWP Cedar Tone Gold. If you would like a different color, click on Different Color Sealer.
Why do we only sand the flat surfaces?
Why don’t we sand the rail system and sides of the deck?
We only sand the floor, the flat surface of the deck. This is the problem area where old product would wear prematurely and uneven. Everything going up and down should hold well for 7-10 years. That includes the rail system and the sides of the deck. It could also include the sides and legs of the benches. Sanding vertical surfaces offers additional challenges. Keeping an even pressure on the sander is difficult and could result in wavy wood. That could be considered unsightly. Sanding a rail system would be very time consuming to sand each spindle. That would result in additional costs.
What are the options for painted rails if you can't sand it off?
Repaint or Replace
The least expensive option is to repaint your rails. You should choose a paint color of a similar darkness or hue. A lighter color may require two coats of paint to cover the color underneath. That would result in purchasing twice as much paint and paying us to do the job twice. We suggest you make this decision in the beginning of the project. It is easier to paint the rails first, then sand the deck. We can get great detailed definition with the proper order of project. Pricing for painting rails is quoted per job. Mr. Clean does not pick colors and does not stock paint. The customer will need to purchase the paint. However, we can help in saving you money. Click on Choosing Paint and Application.
An option other than paint, is to replace your rail system. Yes, you can get fancy, but there are many options available that will put you back to a natural wood rail. It's not as expensive as you think. Rail systems start at as a little as $20 per 4 linear feet. Additional charges will occur for removal of the old rails and labor to install. You will want to consider all costs before making your decision
Now Serving: Oakland, Livingston and Ingham Counties. Your neighborhood powerwashers: West Bloomfield, Farmington, Northville, Howell, Brighton, Hartland, Milford, Novi, Hamburg, Pinckney, South Lyon, Fowlerville, Williamston, Okemos, Haslett, East Lansing, Dewit, Delta Twp., Holt