Refinishing The Deck of an Old Wooden Boat Pt.2

It was a beautiful day to work on a boat in Sandusky. The temperature was in the mid 60's and the sun was shining.

When we left off last time, my Dad and I had pulled all the bright works, and hardware off of the deck of his boat. We went up a couple of weeks later and power washed the deck to get most of the dirt and old flaky varnish off. 


This time we began by sanding the deck with 100 grit sand paper to even the color, smooth the deck and create a surface that will be ready to stain. Next we used a stiff bristled brush and a vacuum to remove excess sanding dust from the wood grain. Then we used some tack rags, basically cheesecloth with some sticky stuff on it, and wiped the deck down once more to get any lingering dust. Next we put two coats of a catalytic sealant/stain on the deck which brought out the colors of the teak very nicely. My Dad finished the deck with two coats of clear coat giving it a very nice shine as well as protecting it from the weather etc…

Refinishing a wooden deck isn't a very hard thing to do. It does however take time if you want it to come out looking great. All we have left to do is put the hardware back on and the deck project is finished. I'll put the "Before and After pictures up when the hardware is back on and the project is complete so you can see the difference a little elbow grease can do to a piece of wood. See you on the lake!

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