How do you make new deck boards look old?

How do you make new deck boards look old?

Use tea plus Iron vinegar on pine

  1. Boil water and add 2 black tea bags for each cup of water. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Brush the tea onto the board. Let dry.
  3. Now apply the iron vinegar and let it dry. You’re done!

How do you restore decking boards?

How to restore your decking

  1. First, give the tin a good stir.
  2. Get loads of Decking Restorer on your brush and work on around 3-4 deck boards at a time.
  3. Work the Decking Restorer into the surface of the deck by scrubbing with a stiff brush.
  4. Allow 15 minutes and then re-scrub before rinsing off with clean water.

How do you save a weathered deck?

  1. Before You Begin…
  2. STEP 1: Inspect the deck and repair any damage.
  3. STEP 2: Remove any flaking, loose finish.
  4. STEP 3: Protect the surrounding area.
  5. STEP 4: Clean an unfinished deck or strip a previously finished deck.
  6. STEP 5: Sand the deck to prepare it for staining.
  7. STEP 6: Stain and seal the deck.

How do you treat weathered wood?

How To Revive Old Wood

  1. Sand Lightly. Using something like 120-grit sandpaper make sure there isn’t any dirt or loose wood fibers lingering.
  2. Apply Oil. Mix up a 50/50 solution of boiled linseed oil and turpentine.
  3. Prime & Paint. Using a good oil-based primer, cover the bare wood after the oil is cured.

How do you revive an old deck?


  1. SCRAPE OFF LOOSE FINISH. Remove loose paint or opaque deck stain with a paint scraper.
  2. SCRUB THE SURFACE. Use a stiff bristle brush to remove flaking stain or dirt.
  3. APPLY CLEANER. Apply a deck brightener/refinisher product to wood surfaces.

How do you save rotting decking?

When it is caught early, it may be possible to repair the damage without having to replace your whole deck.

  1. Remove any rotted boards and replace them with new, pressure-treated ones.
  2. Apply a water-resistant coating over the entire deck, including the support pieces.
  3. Even out any spots that create water pooling.

Can you fix weathered wood?

Well don’t worry, you can still apply protective treatments to untreated, weathered wood and achieve a great finish with some simple but careful preparation.