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Dave99

10:14AM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 08/10/03
2 lifetime posts
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I power sprayed my cedar deck yesterday and I think I sprayed too hard. When I was done and it dried, I noticed that there are small fibers of wood on all the boards, almost making the boards look fuzzy. Does this mean I have to sand the whole darn thing? Or will these fibers go away after a while?
If I stain over it the way it is now, the brush/roller will pick up these fibers and it seems like it would be impossible.

Mustang

02:13PM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
I assuming you didn't blow any holes thru your deck. As far as the fuzzies go, this is normal, go ahead and stain as you had planned, no sanding is required.

5slb6

01:44AM | 08/12/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
This is not normally how a deck turns out as it should not be fuzzy. If it is just a very little bit fuzzy you can leave it but if there is alot of fuzz you should sand it as it will improve the apperance of the deck and it will pick up as much dirt and mildew. You could most likely and it with a pole sander made for drywall and attached to a 4 foot roller pole with some 80 grit paper and knock the fuzzy off.

retisin

08:18AM | 08/17/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
You will always get fuzz when you pressure wash no matter how hard you do it.The best thing to take this off with is a brillow pad or steel wool.
You didn't harm your deck unless you have gotten too aggresive and the grain is really sticking out or blown away.
What ever you do get rid of the fuzz before you stain other wise it will be their forever cuz you just stained it into your wood.Or it may let loose where the fuzz is and give you a bare spot.

retisin

08:19AM | 08/17/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Another good thing to get rid of fuzz is a grill cleaning pad.Not the wire brush kind.

Dave99

12:34PM | 09/02/03
Member Since: 08/10/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the tips!
I took the pole sander suggestion and sanded the whole deck, but there are spots where the fuzz is between the grains and won't come out unless I sand the grains down. Should I try the brillow pad/steel wool, sand it down, or leave it and stain over it?

5slb6

03:52PM | 09/02/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The steel wool will only remove very very light fuzz.

If you don't have to much fuzz you may just want to leave it and stain your deck. The way to remove what you have left will be an electric sander. But that may be going over board as we need to remember that this is a deck after all and not a piece of furniture.

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