Deck Refinishing

What sets Lock 5 Fine Finishes apart from other deck refinishing companies?

  1. Our commitment to providing the client with a comfortable contracting experience while improving the value of their space and their quality of life. We work hard to develop quality relationships with our clients, and they are often sad to see us go!
  2. We pressure wash the areas to be stained and let them adequately dry. When it’s time to stain, Bill diligently covers anything that might get affected by overspray.
  3. We provide a free in-depth color consultation and estimate. Feel free to click on to schedule a free consultation and estimate.
  4. We are fully insured with both workman’s compensation and liability insurance.

We have an in-depth process that goes far beyond just refinishing your deck:

  1. During the initial phone interview, the walk-through is scheduled via our software, which sends the client an immediate email confirmation and a verification text the day of the appointment. In the event the client needs to change the appointed time, they are able to click on the link in the email which links back to Lock 5’s calendar and allows them to pick another time slot. Feel free to click on to schedule a free consultation and estimate.
  2. An in-depth color consultation is provided free-of-charge, upon request at the time of the walk-through. The spaces will be measured and photographed, and we will take in-depth notes regarding the client’s questions, comments, and concerns.
  3. Next, we provide a free estimate via email, generally within 24 hours of the walk through, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a project in need of product research. Estimates expire 60 days after emailed.
  4. Once a contract has been signed and a deposit placed, the client secures their position on the calendar. As our projects are oftentimes scheduled several months in advance, we will be in intermittent communication during the waiting process and are available 24/7.
  5. The client is contacted about a week in advance of the project to button up final details. This is a good time for clients to move anything out of the spaces in which we will be working for the safety of both us and their belongings. We are available to help move items if needed at the rate of $75/hour.
  6. The day of our arrival it’s all hands on deck! Bill will first map out a spot for on-site equipment, and then he and Jake will finish moving all the furniture/items of interest that the client thought wouldn’t be in the way. Once complete, it’s on to surface protection for items that might be affected by overspray.
  7. Before applying products, we must do a preparation of the surface. This generally includes pressure washing, sanding, scraping, and or repairs.
  8. Once preparation is complete and the surface has had time to fully dry, we apply Benjamin Moore Arbor Coat carefully and evenly over each surface.
  9. Finally, we replace anything that we were responsible for moving, and leave the area without evidence of our presence except for that squeaky clean feeling. Projects generally takes 2-3 days and payment is due upon completion of the project.

Questions & Answers

Deck refinishing costs vary drastically due to a variety of variables. Some of these include condition of the wood, whether there are repairs to be made, the type of materials to be used, and of course, the size and scope of the project. For these reasons, it’s best to schedule an appointment at for a free on-site consultation and estimate.

Generally speaking, deck refinishing takes 2-3 days to accomplish. One day is needed for pressure washing and repairs. The surface is allowed to thoroughly dry for several days, and then another day is needed for product application.

It is generally inadvisable to stain wood materials without thoroughly cleaning them first. It’s best to schedule a consultation via so that we may do a complete site analysis.

Bill is sure to give all the surrounding landscaping a generous drink so which helps the plants to not be thirsty and drink the cleaning solution through their stoma.

We generally schedule decks and other types of exterior work from April – October.

Bill’s favorite product for deck refinishing is Benjamin Moore Arbor Coat. Clients achieve the perfect look with a captivating array of opacities and colors, in either waterborne or classic oil finishes, all engineered to deliver long-lasting durability and unprecedented protection.

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