Hit the Deck! 3 Tips to Revitalize Your Deck


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos







Add lighting. Just one electrical access point from the underside of the deck is all that’s needed to integrate ambient lighting, says Josh Murawski of Murawski Construction. “It’s amazing what lighting can do to any deck or permanent structure to make the space more livable,” he says. “Instead of a big floodlight, (which makes) you feel like you’re being interrogated, add some nice, soft light out there.”

Place planter boxes on top of the railings. Brighten up the deck itself. Replacing spindles with curving bow balusters can also contemporize the aesthetic of a deck.

Re-stain! Says Murawski: “I think the easiest and most economic thing is a good cleaning and a good stain on a deck.”

When the stain on your deck begins to peel and fade, it’s likely you’ll need to re-stain, also known as re-seal or re-finish, the deck.

Maintaining the deck stain seals the wood from harsh weather and keeps the wood looking new. Without re-finishing, the wood on decks will start to tannin and turn grayish and brown. And then pores start opening up, and the wood starts blistering up, and then there’s water getting in, and then all of a sudden, you have rotting issues.

Nowadays, most stains are designed to last an average of about two years.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Wallkill Valley High School FBLA plans spaghetti dinner
The Wallkill Valley Regional High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, May 3, in the high school cafeteria, 10 Grumm Road,...
Read more »

Museum plans open house
The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, May 5, from 1-4 pm.
Admission is free.
Costumed docents...

Read more »

Scouts visit honor flight
Sussex County Cub Scouts attended the Honor flight at Stewarts Air force Base to support and honor Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The flights are meant to bring veterans to...
Read more »
Image

Jefferson Rec, USSI to offer tennis lessons
The Jefferson Township Recreation Department in partnership with the US Sports Institute is offering Spring Tennis classes for ages 3 through adults for all ability levels.
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Entertainment
Tusk to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac
  • Apr 15, 2019
Entertainment
Outlaws headed back on the road
  • Apr 15, 2019
Sports
SCCC, Camden split twin bill
  • Apr 16, 2019
Sports
Skylanders seeking first win
  • Apr 16, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ