Resurfacing a Wood Deck

by Concerned Homeowner

Our two-level pressure treated wood deck is about 15 years old and the deck boards are not looking so good anymore.

Is there something we could put over the existing material or do you have any other suggestions?

We live in a cold climate and weather conditions are a factor from a lot of snow in winter to hot humid heat in summer.

We use our deck all summer and have small children that are on it all the time as well.

I'm looking for a DIY project that hopefully doesn't bust the wallet. Your help will be gratefully appreciated.

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Aug 08, 2011
Resurfacing PT Lumber
by: Anonymous

Try Plastibec Deck Cover. It installs over the wood deck like a robust siding. Installs easily and the warranty is for 10 years

Sep 02, 2009
UDF-21 is a product you should look at
by: Anonymous

There's a product called UDF-21 that will resurface a deck. It will lock down splinters and nails - a real plus for kids.

You add a gallon of paint to it to tint it - so you basically can choose any color you want.

I've used it several times and it's a wonderful product - a fraction of the cost of replacing the deck.

Apr 20, 2009
Wood Deck Resurfacing Options
by: Editor - Rich Bergman

Pressure treated wood does tend to split more over time compared to other woods such as cedar, hardwoods and composites.

So if removing the old boards and replacing them with one of these other species or materials does not appeal to you then you could look at some other options.

One of them is a modular tile like wood decking system that seems to look quite nice. I have never used it so you should investigate further.

But by all initial accounts it looks like it might be a reasonable solution for you. Check this out at

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