Thursday, May 17, 2012

Curb Appeal - Part Two

Warning....There will likely be 75 billion-kajillion curb appeal posts.  So settle in....  We're on number two....

I briefly mentioned this improvement technique yesterday.  I used nearly the same cleaning formula as yesterday, with one change.  My homemade (fantastic) deck cleaner formula is: 3 quarts warm water, 1 quart bleach, 1/3 cup POWDERED laundry detergent.  The powdered stuff doesn't foam as much as regular cleaner so it's easier to deal with.

I'll leave you with pictures....

You can see the terrible condition of the deck boards.  They were green and dirty and unevenly stained and generally UGLY!

But the homemade deck cleaner came to the rescue. 

I'm not going to lie and say this was the easiest project.  Because it wasn't!  I spent 3 hours scrubbing all the moss and goo from this deck. But what I will say is the homemade deck cleaner was cheap, simple and worked like a hot damn!

Next up?  Applying finish.  That will be tomorrow....


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  1. Oh wow, it came out great!! I need to clean my deck too, thanks for sharing this!

  2. That turned out good. Did you use a push-broom to scrub it off?

    thx, Lorena

    1. Hey Reenie! Yep, I just used a push broom. Worked gret except for the really nasty parts, then I had to get down on my hands and knees and struck with a little scrub brush. But that didn't happen in too many places.....

  3. You should really be proud of yourself after doing this home project. Cleaning a deck wasn't that easy. You need to scrub the surface really hard to make sure that no sign of dirt is left. Well, you must've been tired that time, but seeing a wonderful result surely felt rewarding afterwards.

  4. Did you use a pump sprayer to apply or a spray bottle?


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