We hadn’t ever stained our deck and we have had it for 17 years. What were we thinking? Well, this was the season to stain it but first it needed some serious help. It was REALLY filthy.
I did some research on the best way to clean a deck however most were considerably more expensive than the bleach and water approach. I know this is not the “green” method some may choose but it was the most affordable one for us.
So with one part bleach two parts water, we scrubbed the deck. The transformation was AMAZING. It was a lot of work but so very worth it in the end.
It did bleach out the wood’s natural color but that was fine with us. We were planning to stain it anyway.
A few days later we stained it with a Pewter Semi Transparent Behr Stain.
The finished product is just perfect!