Bleach is used by paper manufacturers to break down lignin, which is the natural component that holds wood fibers together. Excessive bleach will do the same thing to a deck. If this happens to your deck the wood fibers will appear loose. With continued use, you will actually be able to tear the wood with a gentle push of
In my opinion, it is the absolute worst ingredient to apply to a wood deck. Chlorine bleach, better identified on deck cleaning product labels as sodium hypochlorite, removes the natural color from your wood, it destroys the lignin or glue that holds together the wood deck fibers, is toxic to surrounding
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A team of certified wood restoration technicians will clean and strip your wood deck of any failing finish, mildew, fungus or weathered wood fibers. This is done with various detergents, strippers and low pressure cleaning equipment-using environmentally safe techniques to insure the best for your deck and everything
“Fuzz” is actually loose wood fibers that have been only partially removed from the wood surface. The use of chemical strippers and pressure washing will remove some of the wood fiber and leave some clinging by a thread. Sanding is time consuming and requires you to set the nails below the surface on a deck.
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Rinse the surface with clean, clear water. If you have tough stains or mildew, you may want to use a pressure washer with a power of 600 to 800 psi. This attacks stains and removes damaged wood fibers. We recommend using a fan nozzle, rather than a pinpoint, to avoid damaging or denting the deck.
Things like using the wrong nozzle, holding the wand too close to the surface, washing at an incorrect angle, or concentrating the water in one area for too long can cause significant damage to the wood fibers and lead to expensive repairs. Excessive or incorrect water infusion into wood is often the culprit
A. Yes, Deck Tech can professionally remove the grayed out appearance of the wood and bring it back to its original state. Q. I noticed after my deck was stripped of the old product, some parts of the deck looks “fuzzy”, Is this normal? A. Yes, lignin is the natural glue in the wood that keeps the wood fibers together. When a
This looks like very small raised wood grain fibers or hair on the decking boards. When you are prepping a deck you are essentially remove a layer of oxidized or damaged wood cells. The more you remove, the greater the chance of making the wood look “fuzzy” or “soft”. Here are a couple examples of
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This process will work on any wood deck, including redwood, cedar and pressure treated lumber (but not on composite decks). The only special tools you need are a This stripping process washes away a small amount of the wood's lignin, which is the glue holding the wood fibers together. As the lignin washes away, the
Absorbency is key to long finish life because any finishing liquid needs to get a good grip on wood fibres if it's going to endure. And the strange thing is, wood especially new wood isn't very absorbent. Fixing this deficiency is the first order of business. In the Akzo-Nobel tests, chemical deck washes and
Many deck sealers have the consistency of traditional penetrating wood stains and one would think that they'd soak into the wood fibers. They do soak in, but I've discovered that many of them are also film formers. Some of these stains leave a thin hard resin coating on the top of the wood and this thin layer