Sunday, September 04, 2011

Deck Cleaning... again

I love the fact that we have a large deck where we can sit, hang washing, the kids can waveboard and generally enjoy outdoor life. Unfortunately having a deck also means that you need to take care of it... which lately we haven't done enough of. It has been a couple of years since it has been painted and is in desperate need of a really good clean before it can be painted again. Unfortunately I am the one who always gets the job of cleaning it with a scrubbing brush and end up with wrists that won't move for the next few weeks. This year I just couldn't face it so we invested in a water blaster. Why on earth did we not invest in one sooner? In between heavy showers the kids and I managed to get most of the deck cleaned off and can now actually walk on it while it is wet without slipping and sliding on all the gunk that had built up all over it.
Now I'm wondering if I just put the paint into the water blaster and turn it on and aim in the general direction of the deck if it will paint it as easily as it cleaned it?


  1. Anonymous8:29 PM

    I love your deck! Yes, I agree...they are lots of work if you want them to last.

    lol....don't try the paint thing... :)

    If you do...take pictures-they would draw lots of readers to your blog!

  2. It looks lovely now!

  3. Yes, investing on a water blaster was a good choice! Cleaning decks is not easy, but with a power washer, the task can be a lot easier. But you have to be careful in brushing your deck, because doing it intensely might damage the deck’s wood surface. Always keep it clean, and it can surely last long.

    -Elias Boyer

  4. It's good to know that you found time to clean your deck. You always have a great time hanging around there, so cleaning it may simply be the best way for you to show how you truly care for it. If you want to keep this area for a long time, it's important that you keep it clean, fresh, and in great condition.