Step 1

Refinishing a Deck 01:02

Here are the DIY Basics for refinishing a deck.

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.