Residential Services | Wood Restoration
Bear Property Cleaning provides wood cleaning and full restoration options complete with sanding and staining.
Wood Cleaning & Restoration
Have you looked at your wood surfaces and wondered what happened to them? Many people make the mistake of assuming that as wood gets older, there is no hope - or that it simply needs to be replaced. This is completely untrue! Most wood can be restored to its former glory, all it takes is the correct approach.
Having a deck can make or break your summer. Countless memories can be shared here - or they are completely left unattended. Make the best of your summer and let us restore your deck for you. Our process removes all dirt, stain, and organic buildup from the wood, and we either seal or stain the wood afterwards. Check out our gallery down below for reference.
Do you have a wooden fence that looks worse for wear? Having your fence restored can bring back a ton of character to your backyard. Our wood restoration processes will ensure that your grey, weathered fence will look years younger. If preferred, we can also apply a seal or stain to the wood once it is all cleaned up.
Cedar Shake Restoration
Having cedar shake siding or a cedar shake roof means that your property has character. This beautiful patchwork of wood often compliments a unique home design. What many people don't realize is that if properly maintained, cedar shake should never be dull, grey, or covered in moss or lichen. We can restore these surfaces to look brand new, and apply special wood oil to keep them looking fresh. Click here to find out more about cedar shake roof restoration.
When we seal or stain wood, we focus on boosting the natural marks, knots, and grooves of every board. The result? A beautiful masterpiece that will make neighbors jealous left and right. Our stains are carefully chosen for Ontario weather, and we only use products that we deem will be a good investment for the money you pay. You can pick out your own color, or have one of our experienced technicians help you decide what would look best with your home and landscaping.
We begin any wood project by soft washing the wood. This step ensures any algae, dirt, mildew, and mold is removed from the wood. Our soft wash unit releases an environmentally friendly solution at under 100 psi onto your surface (using pressure on any type of wood is a big mistake as it can cause irreversible damage). Once this solution has eaten away at any organic growth, we restore the PH balance of the wood, which results in brightening.
Once the wood has dried we begin sanding everything down. This part of the process is different for every project as some sections of wood need more touching up than others. Sanding is done to remove old paint and stain, areas where algae or mildew has penetrated deeply, and to smooth out splinters or any rough edges. The goal for this stage is to provide a smooth surface for oil penetration.
Oil Coating / Stain Application / Painting
Every homeowner is different when it comes to how they prefer their wood to look. As a general rule: if you have a wood surface that has been stained before, stain can often be used again (of if you haven't had anything put on). However, if you have had a solid paint on your wood this will need to be followed up with another solid paint. Any colour can be used to replace the current paint. While a homeowner can go from a painted surface to a stained surface, this process takes a considerable amount of time as every inch of the deck needs to be sanded in this case.