Hesperia Wood Restoration

Hesperia Wood Restoration

Wood restoration is a way to add value and charm to your Hesperia, CA home.

Hesperia Wood Restoration

Two factors in California living can drastically affect the wood in your structure: sun exposure and dry heat. Exposure to the sun’s light can fade wood. Sealing is one way to slow the progress of this fading. Structural integrity is also affected, as the sun breaks down lignin in wood, which contributes to its strength.

The heat will cause a drying out and shrinking process in exterior wood. The dryer the wood becomes, the more water it will absorb. This absorbed water will cause rot.

This constant exposure can leave the need for restoration on your California home’s wood. Landry’s Painting offers superior Hesperia wood restoration services in the High Desert, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Inland Empire areas.

Types of wood that may need restoration:

  • Historic properties
  • Hardwood floors
  • Decks
  • Exterior surfaces

If your home contains one of these types of wood in need of restoration, call Landry’s Painting for an evaluation. Evaluation of wood quality may include checking for :

  • Structural integrity
  • Rot
  • Needed repairs
  • Splintering
  • Dangerous or rusted hardware like nails or screws

Historic Wood Restoration

Oftentimes in historic wood restoration, the purpose is to preserve the original wood. Whereas in newer projects cracked or rotted pieces would be discarded and replaced, historic preservation may find ways to repair with epoxy and retain the wood.

Historic wood restoration may apply to floor, doors, or siding, each with their own specific needs.

  • Flooring: Historic flooring is restored in much the same way as other floors, a combination of sanding, stripping, and sealing. However, it is important to leave consideration for leveling any warped floors and repairing rot.
  • Doors: Historic doors will likely need a restoration on their outer side. Outer layers with paint and rot from weather exposure can be gently scraped off to reveal the solid wood underneath. Stripping and sanding will help reveal this quality of inner wood. A new stain should be applied. Some paneling may need to be replaced with an exterior veneer depending on the level of rot from the weather.
  • Siding: To repair cracked historic clapboards, wire brushes and epoxy can be used to clean and glue the cracked boards back together. Some boards may need replacement. Consideration must be given to possible lead contamination when removing and working with historic painted trim and siding.

Hardwood Floors

Refinishing hardwood floors requires complete sanding, often done with a stand-up sander as well as hand-held units for detailed areas. Carpet glue or old finish must be completely removed. To prep the floors for final treatments, a serious vacuuming is conducted, as well as a wipe-down with a cloth dampened with paint thinner. A sealer is then applied. Over this, polyurethane is layered to give the floors resilience and a glossy finish.


Resurfacing treatments can help decks last longer. A rot-free, dry deck can be coated in a sand-paint mix to restore it. The boards will need to be stripped with a liquid spray stripper. After stripping, boards can be sanded. Stain can be reapplied, starting with railings and spindles. Foam sanding sponges are used to get an even application on the deck surface. Finally, the sand-paint restorer can be applied with rollers to the deck.

Exterior Surfaces

With time, plank siding or wood clapboards may need restoration. Water damage, between seams or splashing upwards from the ground, may rot the wood. Restoration of clapboards can be a time-intensive job, requiring any split boards to be individually repaired with epoxy to retain the original boards. If the option exists to replace the clapboards, individual boards can be removed and replaced.

Caulk must be razored out from under the board. A flat bar can then be used to gently pry the board above the rotted board up. Then the flat bar can be used to pry out the rotted section, removing trim nails as it goes. A new offset seam can be created by sawing at the far end of the rotted board.

A new clapboard is cut to fit the open space. Once it is placed under the above board, they can both be nailed into place. Restoring by replacing gives fresh life to your exterior surfaces.

When to Call Professional

Given the tools needed such as sprayers and large sanders, as well as the exposure to sanded dust and sprayable chemicals, using a contractor who has access to the right tools and safety equipment is an important consideration. Landry’s Painting has the correct tools and training to conduct wood restoration projects in Hesperia, CA correctly and safely. If you have a wood restoration job coming up, get in touch with Landry’s Painting to learn about the series we offer to keep your home in great shape.

As your full-service home repair and remodeling contractor, we at Landry’s Painting can also assist with interior painting, exterior painting, fire & water damage, insurance claims, drywall repair, and much more.

Contact us at (760) 617-1051 to see how we can help restore your home.