Hardwood Deck Refinishing
We specialize in hardwood deck restoration, and even though the wood itself can last a lifetime, it can be tricky to work with. You may have a deck constructed out of mahogany, ipe, tigerwood, or batu lumber, but they all have the same three issues listed below.
The lumber originates from a very humid environment and is processed and shipped to our extremely dry environment. After the lumber is installed to your deck, it can be shocked by the arid climate and warp (very little or a lot depending on how well it was installed). In most cases the cupping will be unnoticeable but when a sealant like Penofin needs to be sanded off it becomes a chore. Our large floor sanders will only be able to remove stain from the tops of the boards, which are only the cupped up edges. The valley of the boards will have to be tediously sanded by hand.
Hardwood lumber is extremely dense, which makes it so attractive to use, and also why it can be so difficult (or easy) to maintain. Because the wood pores are so dense it’s difficult for stain to penetrate. Most stain manufactures have products designed for hardwoods, but they’re mostly wood sealers, they tend to seal the exterior of the wood and are prone to peeling. Our Boodge hardwood formula utilizes its existing moisturizing properties with added protection for hardwood decks; and the best part is, after we refinish, you’ll never have to sand again!
The beauty of Boodge deck stain is it never needs to be sanded before refinishing again. Other stains seal the hardwood rather than penetrate and can layer and turn black after multiple refinishings–but not Boodge. However, even after we refinish with Boodge’s hardwood formula, the maintenance plan is subjective. Since the deck is so dense and weather resistant, it can last years without refinishing, so it really depends on your aesthetics. The floor’s pigment can fade in as little as a year, but vertical surfaces should last much longer. If you want to keep a freshly stained look, the deck floor may have to be power washed and stained every 2 years or even every year on decks with more sun exposure. However, it’s perfectly fine to let the wood go grey, and have it refinished every 3-4 years. Any maintenance schedule you decide on is fine for your deck, but don’t go longer than 4-5 years without protecting the wood, it can splinter if neglected.
— Neill McKenzie, Founder