Cleaning and Staining Your Wooden Playset

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Cleaning and Staining Your Wooden Playset

Part of the landscape of many backyards, wooden playsets need the same maintenance and care as a wooden deck or fence. Homeowners should inspect their playsets every year, tightening loose bolts, repairing broken pieces and sanding down rough areas to prevent splinters.

Yearly playset maintenance should include a thorough cleaning with an outdoor wood cleaner like Scotts Outdoor Cleaner Patio and Deck to remove mildew, mold, dirt and other stains. A wooden playset should also be sealed and waterproofed every year with a wood sealer like Thompon’s® Waterseal® Clear Multi-Surface Waterproofer. Pumps or garden sprayers are helpful for faster and more even application.

Every three to five years, the playset needs a new coat of stain to keep it looking fresh, using an exterior wood stain like Cabot’s Semi-Solid Stain. Stain can also be applied using a pump sprayer, with a brush to wipe up any drips and get around smaller areas like ladder rungs.

By merchandising and displaying these types of items together, you can sell the whole project and educate customers on playset maintenance in the process.