With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to think about restoring your deck and returning it to its original condition. A deck made of mahogany wood isn’t difficult to restore, as the material has excellent resiliency.
However, before you restore your mahogany deck, there are some essential things to know. Let the professionals at Teak Master help you understand everything you need to know about restoring a mahogany deck in this helpful guide.
Does Your Mahogany Deck Need To Be Restored?
Before restoring your deck, the first thing to do is to determine the extent to which it may need to be returned to its like-new condition. Luckily, mahogany wood is similar to teak wood; therefore, you shouldn’t have any issues with rot or decay.
Mahogany wood decks can last up to 40 years, even without treatment. But, for the best results and to extend the life of your deck, you can have the team at Teak Masters help you keep it in tip-top shape. That way, it’s always ready to use.
If your deck is weathered and gray and you notice that the boards seem grainy, then it’s probably time to have it restored. This damage can happen for several reasons, many of which are out of your control.
So, it’s a good idea to protect your investment by taking proper care of it. Unfortunately, we all get busy, and sometimes we let things go longer than we should.
However, when your deck looks its best, you, your family, and your friends will enjoy spending time there. Let’s consider what Teak Master does to prepare your deck for restoration.
Initially, a wood restoration expert will visit your home to assess the condition of your mahogany deck. This is a free service to ensure that each of our customers understands what needs to be done to make their deck as beautiful as it once was.
During this assessment, we look for signs of water damage, rot, and other areas of concern. Although this isn’t usually a problem with mahogany, it’s best to be thorough to ensure we give an accurate quote.
Once the extent of the restoration process has been determined, we’ll discuss our methods and provide you with a price quote.
At this time, we also like to learn more about how our customers want the final product to look. This helps us to do our job the way you want it done.
A Thorough Cleaning
Before anything else, we do a thorough cleaning of your deck. We use a unique solution to scrub the dirt and debris off the surface of your deck.
Depending on what your deck was coated with and the chemicals used, there may need to be more than one round of cleaning.
When the wood is clean and seems smooth and raw, it’s ready to dry. The next step can’t be done until the wood is completely dry.
A Round of Sanding
After the mahogany on your deck has been thoroughly cleaned and is 100% dry, it’s time for a round of sanding. This step is important because it removes the old, worn layer of wood. This exposes a brand-new layer that will look as good as the day your deck was built.
Sanding helps open the wood, so it’s more receptive to a protective coating. This is the most important step in the restoration process, as the wood won’t be receptive to a layer unless sanded first.
Once the sanding is complete, the deck will need to be rewashed. It won’t need to be cleaned as well during this step, as we’re only removing the dust and dirt that accumulated during sanding.
Taking the time to do these steps before restoring your mahogany deck will ensure that it can last through the years and that you’ll enjoy using it as long as you own your home.
How Your Mahogany Deck Is Restored
You want your deck to be a place where you can gather with friends and family, but for this to happen, it must be restored to its original glory.
After the steps listed above are complete, it’s time to add a protective coating. Wood must be protected from the damaging effects of the sun and the weather.
Different types of wood for decking will need to be adequately treated, as not all woods need the same protective coating. For mahogany, we use a time-tested sealer that’s formulated specifically for mahogany because we know you want the best.
This protective coating can absorb deep into the wood thanks to our wood restoration process. We also use brushes to apply the coating, helping get all the nooks and crannies around your deck.
When it dries, it has a matte finish that will make it look amazing. People might even think you had a new one built.
After Your Mahogany Deck Is Restored
Mahogany decks offer the perfect place to relax (day and night). After your deck is restored, you can add some great deck furniture, get a new barbecue grill, or add some mood lighting.
However, it’s important to remember that you’ll want to do some simple things to maintain your deck’s glorious new appearance. Regularly cleaning the surface of your deck is necessary to keep dirt, grime, and mildew from building up.
It’s also essential to recoat your deck’s surface every couple of years to keep it looking its best.
Contact Teak Master for Professional Mahogany Deck Restoration
Hopefully, this list of things to do before restoring a mahogany deck helped you understand the process and importance of caring for your deck. Teak Master is a wood exterior refinishing specialist company that can help you with your wood restoration needs.
Whether you want to restore your mahogany deck to get ready for summertime parties or ensure your investment is brought back to life so you can enjoy it for years to come, we can help you get the job done. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our team.