Winter is only a few months away, and now that the heat has broken and it’s more feasible to spend time outside, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare your wood desk, so it is more protected against the winter weather when it arrives.  Outdoor decks are vulnerable to water and moisture, and preparing it to withstand rain, snow, and ice will help to increase its longevity.

So, how do you properly prepare your wooden deck for the winter? First of all, you need to clean it thoroughly. Remove debris that can be covered by snow and ice and cause rotting. Dirt, mildew, and rust are especially harmful to your wood, so it is important to avoid them in any way possible.

Also, as the air becomes more chilly, store away gardening pots and outdoor furniture. They are no longer necessary once you begin spending all of your time indoors, and keeping them outside will put them at risk to be damaged. If you want to retain some of the heavy furniture outside, be sure to cover them properly.  Furthermore, they offer just one more way to trap moisture in the wood of your deck.

Apply a new finish and stain to your wooden deck. Staining and refinishing it will add an extra layer of protection that will ensure it will still be beautiful come Spring.

Lastly, make sure to apply water proofer to your wooden deck. Since water and moisture are more prevalent in winter, adding another layer of protection specifically against water is important.

Superior Hardwood offers an excellent water repellant product that can guarantee proper water proofing for your deck. Seal Once is a water proofer that prevents snow and ice from seeping into your wood, and applying it to your deck in the fall will give you a peace of mind, knowing that your deck is safe and well-protected during the winter months. It should also be noted that Seal Once is “Green” and has 0 VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) making it harmless to people, pets and plants!

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