Decks require lots of love. Pressure washing, sanding, staining. Goodbye leisurely weekend. Which is why, last year, while I was studying, the deck did not get refinished. Which was fine, a well treated deck should be able to go two years between finishings. However, that meant that the deck was looking pretty well beat up by this spring. The railings though, were still holding their own.
So we cheated. In one hot, sticky, sweaty 90 + degree day, the hubby and I refinished the decking and the tops of the railings. We're hoping to get another 2 years out of it before we have to do a full re-do.
We're also hoping the rain will hold off until at least Thursday. *crosses fingers*