The beauty of real Mendocino redwood can inspire amazing decking and patio areas.
Maintain a Deck
It may be easier than you think to maintain a deck, particularly a Mendocino redwood deck! Redwood is naturally resistant to insects and decay, making decks made from redwood naturally durable.
A redwood deck may be left to weather naturally or it can be treated with a sealant or stain to help protect it from the elements. Using a sealant or stain with a UV inhibitor will help protect your deck’s natural, rich color from bleaching out in the sun. A sealant or stain with an added mildewcide will provide further protection.
“…the beautiful, original color of a redwood deck may be restored at any time.”
In order to maintain a deck day-to-day, the process is as easy as sweeping and rinsing off your deck. Sweeping your deck removes dirt and debris from the surface. Clearing dirt and debris from in between the deck boards will help prevent damaging mildew, fungus and algae from forming on the deck. Periodically rinsing the deck off will go a long way towards further maintaining a clean surface.
Another tip to help you maintain a deck: for a more thorough cleaning, the beautiful, original color of a redwood deck may be restored at any time. You can simply apply a commercially available cleaning solution. Always remember to carefully read the cleaning solution manufacturer’s instructions before first use. You may also want to consider testing a small, hidden section before cleaning the entire deck.
Some work is required to maintain a deck, regardless of the decking material chosen. Redwood decks are naturally durable and if properly maintained, with a minimum of effort, your redwood deck can last and stay beautiful for many years. For more tips on maintaining a deck, please visit our Refinishing Video page for an insightful video.
Redwood's natural and relatively easy to maintain. It has a nice look.