This week it was reinforced to me the importance of deck maintenance after we applied to top up deck coats to houses at Hawthorne and Morningside. In Southeast Queensland, we live in a very harsh environment. On sunny days decks can get very hot, this combined with rain degrades the finish on timber decks. Pool Decks and particularly decks without a roof need regular re-coating. Not all finishes are created equal, some will last longer than others, but all will require re-coating at various intervals. However, in today’s busy life, decks are more often than not, lacking in maintenance. The deck finish is left to degrade to the point where only re-sanding and finishing will restore the appearance of the deck. This is a considerably more expensive process than simply applying a topcoat, to an existing deck finish.