Fix or replace damaged boards, countersink any protruding nails.
Use waterproof glue to repair split or broken boards.
Sagging gates can be straightened out with a turnbuckle support.
Coat posts where they emerge from the ground or concrete with wood preservative.
Stain or seal wood to preserve natural color.
I love seeing results. There is just nothing quite like seeing the beauty of a home that was hiding under dirt, mildew and grime. It's even better seeing my customer's smile from ear to ear.
Cleaning wooden structures gives one of those smiles. When did your fence lose its rich, warm color? Who invited that discolored, shabbly-looking imposter? As wood ages and has more and more exposure to the elements many people think the grayish drab look is "supposed" to be. Little do most people realize that the dinginess is caused by the same dirt and mildew that are found on other exterior parts of home and commercial structures.
All that's needed is to remove the surface layer of aged wood and expose a fresh layer of wood. Using a power washer makes the job a bit easier. However, if you are not experienced in using pressure on wood structures it's best to let a professional take care of it for you.
The difference between cleaning vinyl and wood is the critical. Improper usage of power washing equipment on wood can ruin the structure. If pressure is too high and applied too close to the structure it can actually deeply etch the wood and cause the fibers to splinter. The key is to use the right sprayer tip and technique.
K&N Softwash professionals know just the right amount of pressure and cleaning solutions to use on your deck, home or fence.
Once your wood structure is nice and clean it's best to apply a good sealer to the wood to protect from premature aging and damage.