The first step in the cleaning process is a very effective bio-degradable soap to effectively remove dirt, discoloration and mildew. Then, a brightener is applied to bring the wood back to its original form. A hot water pressure washer with an operating capacity of 1,500 pounds per square inch is used.
Step two involves staining the wood. The stain restores the rich, natural beauty of the wood. It deeply penetrates to provide protection from the damaging affects of the sun and moisture, and helps prevent mildew from reoccurring. The stain is applied 1 or 2 days after the deck is cleaned. Precautions are taken to avoid harming any plants or shrubs.