Deck Cleaning & Staining
Our Company Is Proudly Serving Central and South Jersey
Wood Deck Cleaning & Staining
Keeping Our Customers Satisfied Is Our Main Concern!
Owner-operated business based in Freehold and Holmdel NJ since 1986!
Affordable & Professional offers professional deck cleaning & treating of all types of exterior decking/fencing. We know that your deck is one of the largest of your outdoor investments. The beauty & durability of a decking job depends on the proper surface cleaning & for wooden decks, the quality of a sealer or stain. Our trained power washing /soft washing specialists ensure your deck will be cleaned properly & for wooden decks, ready for a sealer or stain treatment.
We have over 30 years experience cleaning & treating decking. Our customers have said to us numerous times that once we are finished, it looks like we just built the deck ourselves.
DECK CLEANING & FENCING-WOOD
Wood Deck/Fence Maintenance Restoration & Refinishing
Our first step for proper deck cleaning is applying environmentally safe cleaners to the entire area to remove mildew, mold, and dirt. Hot water power washing / soft washing is then used to clean surfaces thoroughly without the risk of damaging the surface area. Once the cleaning is completed, the entire area is rinsed.
We recommend treating surfaces like pressure treated wood and cedar with a sealer or stain once they have been cleaned to prevent cracking & splintering. This will also extend the life of your deck. We have found that many people often spend a great deal of time choosing the type product and/or color of treatment, but do not think about the surface preparation. If the surface is not cleaned properly before applying a product, it would be like waxing your car without washing it first.
Wood Deck Staining / Sealing / Painting
Our Deck Treatment services professionally apply a sealer, stain or paint. The beauty & durability of any deck refinishing job depends both on the proper surface preparation & the quality of the product, whether it be sealer or stain. We only use high quality oil-based products which penetrate deep into the wood to help the wood resist the damaging effects of sunlight and wear.
Sealers are popular for deck maintenance for those who do not want color on their deck. Semi-transparent & solid color stains are popular among those who like color or who want a longer lasting product. The more pigment the longer the product will last. On average, stains last about 3-5 years & sealers last about 1-2 years. Deck treatments will not penetrate into the wood if the surface has not been prepared properly, which can cause cracking & peeling and would be a waste of money.
If a sealer/stain is not applied , the decks crack, splinter & deteriorate. We can prevent this from happening by applying a sealer/stain which will beautify & lengthen the life of your deck.
No Deposit Required
We’re so confident in our deck maintenance that we do not require payment until the entire job is completed. Most companies will ask for a deposit, but we know that you are going to love our work.
Wood Deck Cleaning - Stripping the Deck
If your deck was treated without proper cleaning or if you decide to change the stain color to a lighter one, the deck surface needs to be stripped. Once we have applied a stripper, we scrub the surface & then powerwash. This procedure can be costly, so to avoid this process, never treat without proper surface preparation & stay with the color stain you choose. You can usually choose a darker color stain, but you can never go lighter without stripping the deck.
Deck maintenance tips:
Never treat without proper surface preparation which includes applying a cleaner & powerwashing. Choose a color stain & stick with it. You can go darker but not lighter without stripping the deck. This process can be costly. Hosing off debris & dirt from surfaces will lengthen the time between professional cleanings.
DECKING /FENCING- WOOD ALTERNATIVES
Over the last 20 years the industry has come out with wood alternatives because wood decking is expensive to maintain. Although they have saved homeowners from having to stain or seal the decking, you still have to maintain the deck by soft washing / power washing the surface to keep it mold, mildew, algae & dirt free.