How to Resurface a Deck: A Comprehensive Guide

how to resurface a deck

Having a deck is a wonderful addition to any home. It provides a space for relaxation, and gatherings, and even increases the overall value of your property. However, over time, decks can wear out and lose their initial charm. That's where resurfacing comes into play. At Arca Construction, we've mastered the art of deck resurfacing, and I'm here to share our expertise with you.

1. Understanding the Need for Resurfacing

Before diving into the process, it's essential to understand why resurfacing is crucial. Decks are exposed to various elements, from harsh sun rays to heavy rainfall. Over time, this can lead to:

  • Fading of the deck color
  • Wood splinters
  • Loose or broken boards
  • Mold and mildew growth

If you notice any of these signs on your deck, it's time to consider resurfacing. Not sure if your deck needs it? Check our FAQ for more insights. Moreover, different types of decks need to be dealt with differently such as wood vs. composite decking.

2. Steps to Resurface Your Deck

2.1. Inspection and Repair

Start by inspecting your deck for any damages. Look for loose nails, broken boards, or any signs of rot. Replace damaged boards and ensure that the foundation is still strong. If you're unsure about the structural integrity, it's best to contact us for a professional assessment. Additionally, for PVC decking you've to consider their issues before going into the cleaning process.

2.2. Cleaning the Deck

Before applying any new finish, the deck needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Use a deck cleaner to remove dirt, mold, and mildew. If you have old paint or stain, consider using a deck stripper.

2.3. Sanding

Sanding is crucial to achieve a smooth surface. Use a power sander or sandpaper to smooth out rough spots, especially areas with splinters. Remember always to sand in the direction of the wood grain.

2.4. Staining and Sealing

Choose a stain color that complements your home. Apply the stain using a brush or roller, ensuring even coverage. Once the stain is dry, apply a sealant to protect your deck from moisture and UV rays.

3. Maintaining Your Resurfaced Deck

Resurfacing is just the beginning. To ensure your deck remains in top condition, regular maintenance is key. Clean your deck periodically and reapply the sealant every 2-3 years to increase its lifespan. For more tips on deck maintenance, check out some of our successful projects and their upkeep strategies in our work.


Resurfacing your deck can breathe new life into your outdoor space. It's a project that requires attention to detail but offers rewarding results. At Arca Construction, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch deck services. Don't just take our word for it; read what our satisfied customers have to say in our reviews.

If you're considering resurfacing your deck or have any other deck-related queries, reach out to us. We're here to help you elevate your home's outdoor appeal!

Ready to Transform Your Deck?

Don't let wear and tear diminish the beauty of your outdoor space. Let the experts at Arca Construction guide you through the resurfacing process. Elevate your home's appeal and enjoy a refreshed deck that stands the test of time. Contact us today and let's bring your vision to life!