CertaPro Belleville’s Deck Staining Tips
Spring is the perfect time to refresh your deck in preparation of summer parties and barbecues. Decks should be re-stained regularly as they get worn down from both the outdoor elements and foot traffic. Most deck stains last 3-4 years, but you can reapply another coat after 2 years to prolong its effect. But don’t apply too many coats of stain. After four years, you should remove the old stain and apply two fresh coats to strengthen and revitalize the wood.
CertaPro Painters of Belleville, IL has been hard at work getting our customers’ decks ready for warm weather. Check out some of our work and pro-tips below and click here to learn more about our deck staining services!
We’re using our Hot Water Power Washer on this deck to remove Deck Over Stain that was peeling on this deck before resealing it with a solid color stain
Here we’re applying a Premium Deck Stain by Rymar Industries. Xtreme Weather Wood Sealer is formulated for a Wet on Wet application. We finished with a final coat of Natural Cedartone. Xtreme Weather is formulated for cedar, redwood, pressure treated pine and other woods exposed to the elements. This is a LOW VOC oil stain. It has a military additive that will help it out perform other stains.
This stain is also great as it will last longer and has a very natural look that gives wood a rich, flat semi-transparent look.
Finally, another easy maintenance item you can do on your deck is to wash the powder coated spindles with a solution of bleach and water with a soft cotton rag to remove mold, mildew and dirt. In less than an hour I was able to remove the unwanted residue that accumulated on my deck spindles. Now they look brand new again.