Exterior Carpentry & Painting: Structural Damage Repair, Painting & Staining. Deck Restoration Home Improvement in Boonton, NJ 07050.
First we performed a thorough power-wash with bleach. This killed mold/mildew and exposed, lifted and removed a lot of failed paint. Then we started the carpentry work: repairing structural damage and replacing old trim. We reinforced the floorboards, installed new fascia molding and other trim, and we resecured loose railings. The carpentry work on this deck also included repairing the gate to the staircase and re-securing loose spindles. The entire deck was power-sanded and the flooring was stripped to bare wood. We filled several areas of rotted wood with a 2-part wood filling compound.
Structural Repair in this Deck Restoration
These homeowners wanted a deck that was structurally sound and safe for their family, so securing the railings and reinforcing the floorboards was very important. We paid special attention to these areas. To make the deck as safe as possible we used metal ties and braces when repairing loose railings and floorboards.
Painting and Staining
To refresh the deck’s look we went to extreme lengths to perform a high quality paint job. Two to three coats of a heavy-duty, oil-based exterior primer helped seal the deck, and it was then painted and stained from top to bottom. We used a solid stain on the steps and floorboards, and a high-quality exterior paint on the railings, columns, and the blue ceiling of the porch. Benjamin Moore’s “Breath of Fresh Air” blue paint color was used on the ceiling and “Platinum Gray” on the floor.
Exterior Paint & Stain Colors Used
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