Wood decks need help surviving multiple seasons outdoors. Prepare your deck for summer by giving it a thorough checkup, cleaning and stain if needed.
Start by clearing your deck of all furniture and sweeping away the dirt and leaves. Repair raised nail heads, splinters, and loose railings.
To deep clean your deck you'll need a good push brush, power washer, deck cleaner and pump sprayer. If you don't have a power washer you can rent one.
Follow the steps in the video above to clean your deck and apply a stain or sealer. Test if your deck needs a sealer is by splashing a small amount of water on it. If it beads up, your deck is protected. But if it soaks in and the spot gets dark, then it's time for a new coat of sealer.
How To Clean and Seal a Deck [Bunnings Warehouse]