How to Clean and Restain a Deck | This Old House

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva breathes new life into a weather-beaten wood deck. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Clean and Restain a Deck:
biodegradable wood cleaner [https://amzn.to/2LJhfmZ], used to clean the wood surfaces
borate [https://amzn.to/32AKeR2], used to kill algae on the deck
oil-based deck stain [https://amzn.to/34B7gsQ], for protecting and tinting the deck
oil-based exterior-grade varnish [https://amzn.to/2NT72av], mixed with the stain for extra weather protection
five-gallon bucket [https://amzn.to/2A7MOSo], for mixing the borate solution
2-inch-wide painter’s tape [https://amzn.to/2LIW2tt, used to mask off areas you don’t want to stain

Tools for How to Clean and Restain a Deck:
backpack pump sprayer [https://amzn.to/2N8rAMr], for spraying on deck cleaner
long-handled, stiff-bristle scrub brush [https://amzn.to/2LseaJn], for scrubbing the deck clean
long-handled sponge applicator [https://amzn.to/2N8oEPQ], used to apply stain to the deck
cordless drill [https://amzn.to/2LrY6Y6] with paint-mixing paddle [https://amzn.to/304Nnqr], for mixing the borate solution

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