How to Repaint a Painted Deck

Painting Services | October 10, 2019

Knowing how to repaint a painted deck will help you better understand the steps a professional painter will take to ensure that your deck is prepped and painted to the highest standards. At Dunbar Painting, we understand how important it is to have an outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round. That is why we offer a selection of exterior painting services that are designed to help make your outdoor spaces both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

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Repainting a Painted Deck

When you hire a painting company to repaint your deck, you can expect the professional painter to:

1. Clean the Deck

If the deck is covered in heavy mildew or dirt, a professional painter will take the time to first clean the deck’s surface before applying any paint. This can be done by using a simple bleach/water concentration or a product called 30 Seconds. Once the deck has been thoroughly cleaned, the surface will be left to dry completely.

2. Make Repairs

After the deck has finished drying, the surface will be inspected for any signs of rotten wood. Any boards that are deemed unfit will be removed and replaced. If there are large areas of the deck that need to be replaced, a professional carpenter may be hired to complete the job.

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3. Sand the Surface

Any areas of the deck, including the railings, that have peeling paint will be sanded down using Festool dustless sanding or a finer grit sandpaper. Removing the excess paint will help create a smoother surface and remove any imperfections.

4. Apply the Paint

Before applying the first coat of full-strength paint, the bare wood areas will be spot touched up with thinned paint to ensure the paint absorbs into the wood. Once the thinned out layer of paint has dried, the top paint coats can be applied at full strength.

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If you would like to learn more about how to repaint a painted deck, or if you are interested in our exterior painting services, please contact Dunbar Painting at 604-788-3382 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our team would love to help you transform the exterior of your home, so that you can enjoy your outdoor space all year long.