Deck Repair, Maintenance, Additions & More for the Do-It-Yourselfer
Cleaning and Refinishing Your Wood Deck
This tutorial walks you through the steps necessary for wood deck cleaning and refinishing. Print the tools and materials list, and you'll be good to go.
How to Replace a Deck Plank
A likely repair you'll encounter if you have a natural wood deck is the replacement of a deck plank or board. Gather the listed tools and materials and follow these instructions to replace a rotted or damaged deck plank or board.
How to Clean and Seal Your Deck
Part of maintaining a deck is keeping it clean and making sure it isn't absorbing water. But if you apply sealant on the deck without proper cleaning, you could end up locking-in dirt and stains. Find out how to do it the right way in this article from About.com's Home Renovations site.
How to Strengthen a Bouncy Deck
Babies, trampolines and Hooters waitresses can be described as "bouncy," but hopefully not your deck. If you notice your deck starting to sag or feel unsteady when you walk across it, now's probably the time to fix it. Follow these easy steps to make it strong and stiff again.
Wood Deck Cleaning and Brightening - Wood Deck Oxygen Cleaner
This tutorial from Bob Formisano, Guide to Home Repair, will walk you through the steps necessary for wood deck cleaning prior to refinishing. Your deck may just need to be power washed, but if your deck has been painted or you've used an opaque stain, you may have to go through this step.