"Excellent service!! "
Melbourne City CBD VIC
"Harmanpreet & team did a great job sanding, cleaning and oiling our new deck. Communication was good throughout & everything was done when and as agre..."
"Great service. On time. Would recommend. "
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"Fantastic service, she delivered the job perfectly. Very clean and tidy job. Paint was done fantastic. Highly recommended. "
North Lakes QLD
"Pete was awesome. Great communication and great work. Very prompt service. Much appreciated 😀"
Melbourne City CBD VIC
"Mario did a great job. My deck was 20 years old with many coats of different product. It took quite a bit of effort to get it back to natural and it n..."
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"Blake was very responsive and fixed the problems I had with no issues. Would use his services again. "
Logan Reserve QLD
"Thanks guys! Yard looks so much better"
"The deck was a bit tricker than we thought. Mike did a great job in adapting and over coming the challenges. Thanks mate"
"Andrew has a good work ethic, has an eye for detail and makes sure the end result exceeds expectations. I highly recommend Andrew and already have a list of tasks ready for his next visit! "
Sand & Seal Decking
"Isaac did a great job "
Sand and seal deck
"Polite flexible and did a great job."
Clean and Seal Deck plus other Painting
"Benjamin has a great work ethic and I could not recommend him more highly regarding his attention to detail and doing a wonderful job. Very happy with my new deck that looks like new. Thank you Benjamin much appreciated. "
Sand and reseal deck
"Great work. Thanks so much. Deck looks just like when it was first installed. Honestly didn't think it would come back looking as good but we are so pleased. Thanks guys and will definitely get you back again and recommend you for any other tasks. And thanks for getting the job done so quickly. Much appreciated."
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Deck sealing or waterproofing is an essential part of maintaining a deck. When done correctly and regularly enough, it can make your deck last for decades. But, not everyone has the time nor expertise to do this. This is why there’s an easier way to get this done - by booking a deck sealing service through Airtasker!
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First, if your deck is brand-new, wait 30 days before sealing it. If your deck is a little older or needs repairs, work on these before you start sealing. Wash it using a power washer, let it dry for 24 hours, then sand the entire surface. Start with a 60 to 150 grit sandpaper, then use a sanding tool. This enables the deck to absorb the new sealant. Lastly, give the deck a quick sweep or vacuum.
Some tips for applying sealant or waterproofing to your deck include making sure that the surface is completely dry; using a roller, paint brush, or paint sprayer; and applying one coat at a time. It would be best if you also worked at an ideal temperature of 10 to 32 degrees Celsius - anything warmer and your sealant could evaporate instead of getting absorbed.
Need to waterproof the rest of your house? Use Airtasker to find a waterproofing specialist near you.
Staining and sealing are two very different things. Stains add colour and protect the wood from UV damage. They may offer some level of moisture protection, but not the way a proper sealant would. Sealants, on the other hand, provide moisture protection and some UV protection. They are also uncoloured. You can always ask a deck sealing specialist about finding a combined stain-and-sealant product or have them stain a deck, then seal it after two days.
It depends. If you’re using a minimal amount of pressure and only intend to remove surface debris (dirt, dust, and mould), you can get away with not sealing your deck afterwards. But if you’re using pressure that’s strong enough to remove existing sealing or let moisture seep into the wood, it’s best to seal the deck 1-3 days after intense pressure washing.
Your deck’s waterproofing can be affected by the type of wood used, your deck’s age, and the climate in your area. As a rule of thumb, you should seal or waterproof your deck every year. Some regions may get away with sealing every 2-3 years, but it’s best to work on your deck annually. If you don’t have time to do this yourself, you can always use Airtasker to find an available deck sealing specialist near you.
Usually, yes! Cleaning a deck is one of the steps taken before deck sealing, so some specialists may offer this service to make sure that it is done thoroughly. Just make sure to indicate in your task post that you’d like the Tasker to handle the pressure washing, vacuuming, and sweeping before the deck sealing begins. Got something else you need cleaned? Use Airtasker to find a house cleaner near you.
Deck sealing usually involves preparing your deck, applying sealant, and waiting for it to cure. It sounds easy enough, but several steps must be followed to ensure your sealant does its job. When you request deck waterproofing services through Airtasker, you can expect a Tasker to bring the necessary tools and materials. And once they get to your location, they’ll follow these steps:
First, your Tasker asks you about the age of your deck and when it was last sealed. If it’s newly built, you’ll need to wait 30 days before pre-sealing preps can begin. This is because the wood may be too wet to absorb the sealant properly. But if you go too long before sealing or reapplying sealant to the deck, you run the risk of moisture damage or UV ray damage.
The deck sealing specialist also checks the weather forecast for the day you expect to seal your deck. If it rains or snows, you’ll need to wait 24 to 48 hours for the moisture to dry up.
A typical sealant is waterproof or water repellant and won’t stain or colour your deck’s wood. Sealants primarily protect against moisture damage, though they offer a degree of UV protection.
Meanwhile, stains or paints may protect against UV and moisture damage but won’t give the type of protection a sealant can provide.
Your Tasker may recommend a stain-and-sealant product that gives the deck your desired colour and offers more excellent protection from UV rays and moisture.
Your tradesperson sets out to do any repair work and cleaning before sealing the deck. If you’re having the deck sealed yearly (as recommended), this is a great time to check for any cracks or hazards. Once all this is taken care of, it’s time to clean the deck. Your Tasker uses a power washer to clean every surface of the deck, then lets it dry for 24 hours. You may ask a Tasker to include cleaning in their quotation.
After the deck is clean and dry, your Tasker sands down the deck. This step makes the sealant adhere better to the surface. It also gets rid of any spots of old sealant to ensure an even, thorough coating. Finally, the Tasker will need to sweep or vacuum the deck to eliminate any sanded-off bits. For newly-built decks, your Tasker can skip the other steps and goes straight to sweeping and vacuuming.
Finally, it’s time to apply the waterproofing material! The Tasker goes one thin coat at a time, lets it dry for 24 hours, then applies another coat if necessary. If you need help with other fixer-uppers in the house, a nearby Tasker can lend a hand. You can use our platform to find plumbers and even painters in your area to improve your home overall.
Sydenham VIC, Australia
16th Mar 2021
Sand and seal decking for small area in backyard please as soon as possible
Craig was on time and did a great job staining my deck
Seven Hills NSW, Australia
10th Feb 2021
Brand new deck approx 25 sqm Needs to be cleaned and brushed then 2 coats of intergrain applied. Surrounding areas must not be stained. Extensive experience with decks preferred.
Ingleburn NSW 2565, Australia
30th Nov 2020
I need an annual maintenance done on my deck? Not sure if it needs oil/seal but want to make sure it’s at top condition. Look at pictures attached
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2nd Nov 2020
Large deck around 3.9m x 8m. 3 steps as per photo. Bench near window, about 3m, as per photo. One or two small kinks, may need to replace some nails. Optional discussion on whether you will supply stain. Plant wall could do with stain, not sure it needs sanding. Only seeking enquires from well rated experienced teams.
Nat was lovely and did a good job. Worked out close to $90 per hour worked.
Wantirna South VIC, Australia
18th Mar 2020
Need my deck sealed and cleaned--Thanks
West Leederville WA, Australia
28th Jul 2019
Clean and re-seal rear courtyard deck. Hi pressure hose available. Cleaning and deck sealing products will be provided. Deck is 4m x 3m
Kenmore QLD 4069, Australia
4th May 2019
Sand and stain one small deck Easy access Must have sander. Oil supplied Plan attached. Is for l shaped deck only.
Isaac did a great job
Brunswick VIC, Australia
6th Mar 2021
We need our front porch and back deck sealed. Front porch is not that old and in good condition. Back deck probably needs a couple of boards replaced too.
Manly NSW 2095, Australia
5th Feb 2021
Pressure wash, clean with deck cleaner solution, oil 2 coats. Do to 2 decks, 1st deck 3.2m x 4.3m. 2nd deck 3.9m x 5.5m. I can supply 2 x pressure washers, cleaning solution and oil and applicator to suit.
Parkinson QLD, Australia
11th Nov 2020
Need a large (80m2) hard wood timber deck prep, sealed /stained .
Fitzgibbon QLD 4018, Australia
20th Oct 2020
We are in Fitzgibbon and have a colourbond gabled roof over our deck. We'd like to have the ends of that roofing closed off from the weather. It looks like the previous owners of the house attempted to close one end off with some perspex, but there are gaps that let the rain in. Also we want the other one covered, too.
Thanks Peter. Prompt service and on time. Cheers
South Morang, Victoria, Australia
20th Jan 2020
10 sqm deck requires sanding and seal. It’s painted so it will need to the old paint to be taken off and new sealant to be placed on top. Sealant will be provided, you will need to bring your own machine to sand the deck.
Bulimba QLD 4171, Australia
7th Jun 2019
I am looking for someone to do my annual re seal of my decks both upstairs and downstairs. They will need all preparation done also including about 5 boards that are slightly lifting downstairs that need a nail. All sanding etc. wanting them done in sickens or good quality seal. Please provide quote etc to include the total job. There is currently a large table upstairs which will have to be moved, I’m not sure how you manage this and if it needs to be moved downstairs for the whole time or if you work around it. I also have the underside of the deck painted white so care must be taken to avoid dripping and leaking onto this. Thank you.
Putney NSW 2112, Australia
27th Apr 2021
Need paint the deck with deck sealer. Roughly 20m2 Sealer provided
Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia
4th Mar 2021
Need out door deck sanded and sealed some repairs required. Hand rails to be included Area approx 30-35sqm
Paul has done a great job for us, very neat and efficient with quality workmanship. Highly recommend
Hawthorn VIC, Australia
6th Dec 2020
Hi all looking for a skilled deck sealer to sand and seal our back deck. We are after a natural weathered look for our merbau deck (back deck) which is currently a chocolate colour. About 90-100 total and likely 2 coats of seal so that over coming months can naturally weather to give that greyed look rather than the natural red-brown of merbau. There are steps (split level) and a spa/spa fence to work around as seen in the photos. No rush with timing, please let me know if you have any questions or more info required. Thanks
Campbelltown NSW 2560, Australia
5th Nov 2020
I would like the decking steps and railing to be completely sanded, cleaned and stained in natural oil. I will supply the stain but everything else must be supplied by handyman.
Richmond VIC, Australia
10th Oct 2020
Reseal balcony decking, deck need to be sanded, nails hammered in, waterproof sealing of decking boards and a single handrail, 2 coats. Size is approximately 5m x 2m
Great job thank you Mario
Toongabbie NSW 2146, Australia
31st Oct 2019
Protect deck from weathering
Great work. Will definitely use him again on future jobs.
Modbury North SA, Australia
23rd May 2019
Approx 20-25 square metres Most materials already purchased Happy to have it done in early August - after winter