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All Hands on Deck: Making Yours Look Brand New

Do you remember what your deck looked like when it was brand new? The rich colour of the stained wood, the clean lines, the well-placed nails that didn’t threaten to snag your clothes or poke your bum when you sat down… It doesn’t stay that way forever, does it? Exposed to New Zealand’s beautiful but harsh sunlight (amongst other natural elements) decks really take a beating. It’s not long before that lovely stain is just a memory, lichen and moss start to take hold, and the wood itself isn’t looking as ship-shape as it used to.


Fortunately, you can reclaim that lovely finish that you were so proud of when the deck was freshly built. The El Contractor team specialises in restoring decks to the gorgeous outdoor spaces that they were designed to be - and can even sort repairs or build you a whole new one.


A Facelift That Protects


When we’re looking to return a deck to its former glory, there are two main steps we take. Firstly, we start with a thorough clean. Over the years, decks accumulate all kinds of unwanted stuff - from obvious eyesores like bird droppings and lichen, to general grime that you might not even notice until we get to work with a water blaster and you see the difference. After we’ve stripped back the deck to a clean slate, it’s time to make it beautiful again.


Restaining is the main thing that will bring back that ‘new deck’ veneer, but it’s not all about looks. Treating your deck to a fresh coat of stain can also protect it from the elements, and reduce the chance of cracking and splintering. So with a fresh stain, you’re not only restoring your deck’s beauty, you’re futureproofing it as well.



More Than Skin Deep


Of course, restoring a deck isn’t always as easy as just cleaning and staining. At a certain point, even the best natural materials will start to show signs of wear and tear, but don’t worry: El Contractor has you covered here too. We can carry out repairs when the damage has gone too far for a simple facelift, ensuring that your deck is a safe, comfortable place to spend long summer evenings or sunny afternoons. And if you’ve always dreamed of having a deck off the side of the house but haven’t got around to doing anything about it, just give our team a call. We can build you a new deck from scratch, so you won’t feel left out when all your mates have awesome BBQ spaces.


Don’t let your deck become an eyesore - enjoy a beautiful space that’s worthy of your relaxation hours. Get in touch with el Contractor and together we’ll make a plan to breathe new life into this iconically Kiwi outdoor area.


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