How do I fix this deck?

#1
Hi,

I washed the house last year and the owner just called me to fix his deck.
Apparently a landscaper who thought he was a deck guy destroyed this deck.
Now I have washed and sealed some decks but have never tried to tackle anything like this. My question to you guys is this deck repairable if so How? Or should I just walk away. Thank you in advance, Ivan

Allbrite Property Maintenance LLC.
Allbrite@gmail.com

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#2
The deck looks far from destroyed.It does appear to be a victim of bad prep work,low quality stain and it has some mold growth.

Strip it to bare wood with sodium hydroxide,neutralize with oxalic acid and re-stain it.

Charge appropriately.
 
#5
How long ago was it done? It looks like mahogany, or one of the cheaper woods that poses as mahogany. It's not going to hold sealer for a long time (6-12 months). The homeowner should be made aware of that. I'm not sure what you meant by destroyed. Maybe the pics don't show the whole story. If you meant premature finish failure, again, that depends on how long ago it was done.

To redo: Use a weak dilution of a sodium hydroxide based stripper, you could probably even get away with a sodium percarbonate based cleaner. pH balance with oxalic acid mixed 3 oz per gallon, let dry for a few days. I prefer to use an alkyd on hardwoods (Cabot's Aussie Oil) Apply it fairly heavy handed, let it soak into the wood until the wood will take no more (ten minutes) then wipe off the rest.
 
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#6
aplanone said:
Hi,

I washed the house last year and the owner just called me to fix his deck.
Apparently a landscaper who thought he was a deck guy destroyed this deck.
Now I have washed and sealed some decks but have never tried to tackle anything like this. My question to you guys is this deck repairable if so How? Or should I just walk away. Thank you in advance, Ivan

Allbrite Property Maintenance LLC.
Allbrite@gmail.com

Copy and past in new window to view deck pictures
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g20/aplanone/IMG_1243.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g20/aplanone/IMG_1244.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g20/aplanone/IMG_1245.jpg
Id go ahead strip and seal .deck dont look like bad wood.
 

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