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Do I need to power wash my deck before applying Deckover?

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Posted 2013-10-22T13:22:50+0000  by t4ralph t4ralph
 

Hello t4ralph!

 

Behr recommends using All-In-One, a deck cleaner that does not require power washing.

 

Behr All-In-One.jpg

 

The product removes mold and mildew stains as well as about one-third of existing coatings to prepare the wood for DeckOver.

 

Apply and use a scrub brush in area where heavy stains or mildew are visible.

 

Do not allow the product to dry on the surface.

 

Use your garden hose to rinse within ten-minutes.

 

The label specifically says, "Do not use high pressure."

 

Allow the surface to dry about 5-6 hours and apply DeckOver using a 1/4th, 3/8ths, or 1/2-inch nap roller cover.

 

Most people are applying DeckOver with a 3/8ths nap for a smooth finish ... 1/2-inch nap will create slightly more texture.

 

NOTE:

DeckOver contains a ceramic bead that creates traction regardless of which applicator you choose.

Posted 2013-10-22T14:26:35+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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