It might be time, especially after years of harsh weather, for your deck to have a quick makeover.  It does not need to be a long, drawn out, nor expensive project.  Perhaps you have shied away from doing it for years for this reason alone.  With faux stone panels and a few other tips, you can update your deck in a quick, efficient, and affordable manner.  It will be just what you need to get your deck looking amazing in a flash for you to enjoy all summer long.  Instead of always finding excuses not to host cookouts at your house, you will be lining up first to have your friends over in order to show off your handiwork.

First things first, you need to give your deck a good cleaning.  Years of weathering can put a nice layer of grime on top of your deck wood as well as fade the color.  Sweep off the deck to get rid of leaves, bugs, and cobwebs.  Next, rent or borrow a good pressure washer, and go to town!  You might surprise yourself with how gratifying the job actually is.

Secondly, if needed, it may be time to re-stain your deck wood as well as clean it.  Head to your local home renovation store to select the color of stain you are looking to use, and follow the easy directions on the back of the can.  This shouldn’t take too long, and generally requires only 24 hours to dry.

Last but not least, for the total renovation, add faux stone paneling to your deck railing.  Most people choose to do this on the corner posts, as it does a great job at accentuating the deck railing as well as adding variation to the design.  Using faux stone panels is a far more affordable option than using authentic stone, and it can be applied by yourself in a single afternoon.

Look at this deck railing that was done using our faux stone panels:

faux stone deck railing

Simply select your favorite faux stone option from our ‘Products’ tab and allow 2-3 weeks for it to arrive.  Once it does, follow the simple step-by-step tutorial to apply them.  You will be happy to know that the panels are designed to withstand the effects of all types of weather, both hot and cold.  They are also UV resistant and resistant to mold, mildew, and rot. In a nutshell, your faux stone paneled deck will provide the updates you are wanting without the associated time, hassle, and money and will look amazing for years to come.