Westchester Powerwashing
Serving Westchester NY since 1990

Deck Staining and Pressure Washing: A Closer Look

Decks come in all shapes and sizes.  That’s no surprise to anyone.

What IS a surprise is the variety of materials decks are primarily composed of — and how a deck staining can improve the life of your deck by years.  And if the deck DOES deteriorate the repair is often a long and costly process.

Dirt, mildew, algae, and fungus are the main reasons for this deterioration — often accounting for unsightly colors on the walking area and slippery wood surfaces.

So it obviously needs a pressure washing and sealing,  but it’s important that the pressure washer you hire is experienced enough to know the difference in the wood your deck is composed of:

  • pine
  • mahogany (hardwood)
  • ipe (hardwood)
  • brazil (hardwood)
  • exotic (hardwood)
  • teak (hardwood) – typically patio furniture and chairs
  • cedar (softwood)
  • iron wood (hardwood)

Depending on the wood used, different stains and pressure washing techniques are required for different decks.  Any hardwood including mahogany and teak require specially formulated oils that put a premium on water protection.  Other wood types can have a clear sealant applied.

We’ve noticed that pressure-washing mahogany decks has been extremely popular in towns like Armonk and Pound Ridge while many areas in and around Brewster and Mahopac have been repeat customers for our deck staining service.  It truly depends on the upkeep and routine maintenance each of your homes has already experienced.

We’re proud to provide the expertise that our 20+ years focusing exclusively on power washing and deck staining offers Westchester, Putnam, and Bedford.  Thanks again to our community for trusting us to be your local provider for so long.

Cheers,

Westchester Power Washing

Westchester Power Washing has 20 years of experience providing the  most professional and client-centric pressure washing service in New York State for towns like Bedford, Armonk, Briarcliff, Ossining, and more.  Whether your home needs to be pressure-washed or your deck needs to be stained, feel free to give us a call for a free estimate or follow us on Facebook. (We don’t spam.  Ever.  Our page is a community of our clients and we respect their news feed and privacy.)