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Refinishing a Deck

This DIY Basic will provide tips on refinishing a deck.

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Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: Refinish Every Year or Two

Refinishing your deck every year or two reduces cracks and splinters, which keeps the wood attractive and friendly to tender feet.

Step 3: Wear Safety Goggles and a Dust Mask

Refinishing a 10- x10-foot deck should take about 4 hours.

Always wear safety goggles and a dust mask when sanding pressure-treated wood.

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