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So you are among the lucky homeowners that own a cedar deck in Orland Park. They are undoubtedly beautiful and also feel amazing on your feet after a challenging day’s work. I do not know the actual reason why, but walking barefoot on a wood, cedar deck feels so calming.   So let’s go over the reasons of when to strip your deck in this podcast below:



When To Strip Your Deck

However, the condition of your deck and the color if it can undoubtedly sway your mood from positive to negative in a manner of minutes. And so just why is that? If your deck is peeling, bare feet definitely will pick up a few splinters in no time. And definitely will hurt to walk over those peeling pieces. And if you don’t like the color of your deck, you’ll dislike being outdoors on it.

What is, without a doubt, the principal reasons for when to strip your deck?

  • Can’t stand the color
  • Deck is peeling
  • Would like to get it back to natural wood-grain look

I Hate the Color of My Deck

Perhaps you’ve just purchased a new house, and you love the deck in the yard, but hate the color. Or you changed the color of your deck 1-3 years back, and you can’t stand the color you picked out. You can quickly resolve this by stripping your deck. And so recognize you do not have to live with the hideous color.

My Deck is Peeling, Bad

You could have hired the wrong professional, and perhaps they used paint on your deck, rather than stain. This will make your deck peel over time, severely. Or you could very well have many different, and I mean many coats of paint or stain on the deck. If you have either one of these circumstances, you will be undoubtedly experiencing peeling on your deck. Sadly, the only way to fix this is to get your deck stripped down.

Get Your Deck Back to the Natural State

Your deck is undoubtedly made of wood, and so it’s quite common to want to get the deck back to its natural state. I find a lot of my customers ask to bring their deck back to the natural color. So if you wish to get rid of the color of your deck and see the wood grain, you’ll have to strip your deck down.

Lotz of Logic

So let’s recap. Stripping your deck will take care of the dilemma if you don’t like the existing color or if you experience bad peeling. This will get your deck to it’s beginning state, and afterward, it is a clean slate to start all over. I strongly advise having your deck stripped down in the spring or fall. The chemicals used to accomplish this process are aggressive, and they can take a toll on the surrounding plants. It is undoubtedly a very long and challenging process, but it will undoubtedly be worth it in the long run. I truthfully would hire an experienced contractor who knows what he is doing. Mostly because of the chemicals needed to be used, it is worth it to have another person who knows the correct way to deal with them accomplish this for you. Why not enjoy your deck once again. Enjoy a beautiful deck following a very long work week. Your bare feet will thank you if you get your deck stripped down.  I hope this blog and podcast have helped you understand when to strip your deck.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on deck staining, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Orland Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Lemont, Orland Hills, Palos Park, St John IN, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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