Redoing an Old Deck

Y’all we did a MUCH needed DIY project this week. We redid our deck. We have been putting this project off for a very long take, but we finally bit the bullet and started working on it before it got too hot to brave the Texas heat.

Before we started demoing the deck, I thought we were going to have to redo the whole entire thing. Honestly, I was pretty overwhelmed by this and thought this was going to take several weekends to do. So we bought supplies to redo the entire deck, but after we demoed it, we realized the joists and the foundation did not need to be redone. Rookie mistake. Learn from me - don’t buy supplies until after the demolition is complete.

If you need to redo your entire fence, check out this post from Home Depot. It has everything you need.

Anyways, back to the project. Here is what our deck looked like before. Gross.

I think this deck was at least 30 years old, and I am not convinced that there was ever wood sealer or stain on the deck, which made it even grosser. It was time for an overhaul. I am going to walk you through how to do it.

How We Redid Our Deck


Impact Driver

Deck Screws

Crow Bar

48in Level

2in x 6in Pressure Treated Wood

Wood Sealer

Stain (We used Behr Semi Transparent in Boot Hill Gray)

Paint Brush

Paint Edger

Paint Roller

Paint Roller Extender


1. Demo your deck. Once we demoed our deck, we realized the joists and the foundation were in really good shape. Whoever built this deck, attached the joists with some serious buried po