We've never owned a house before that had any kind of porch/deck that needed to be maintained. This was my first time to do anything like this. Here's the before--ground in dirt, sun damaged, old stain unattractiveness:
I must say, I'm a bit addicted to the power washer. This baby can really clean!!! Now everytime I see something that's the least bit dirty, all I want to do is get out the power washer.
Here's the closeup. See the difference? Then I stained it with Floods--lots of good reviews out there for this product. Now for the closeup taken from the same spot as the first picture:
And finally, the money shot:
I know there are people who do this all the time and think nothing of it, but I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. Happy porchie to me!