Deck Staining & Painting Services in Southern Alabama
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Professional Deck Staining in Mobile County & Baldwin County
Maintaining your outdoor surfaces can do a lot to boost your overall curb appeal. Here at CertaPro Painters®, we specialize in professional deck staining and painting services. We recommend investing in routine touch ups for your outdoor entertainment areas in order to protect these wood surfaces from wood rot and insect damage. Most staining applications will last for 3-4 years. When you renovate your deck you will instantly create a more inviting place to relax during the warm weather seasons. Below are a few of the steps we take to ensure a seamless staining or painting service.
Scraping: Our painters will remove any dirt, gravel, and chipped paint.
Power Washing: It is best to have a completely clean surface prior to staining or painting for a smooth application.
Sanding: If needed, our team can smooth away any rough or raised surfaces.
Apply Paint or Stain: The last step is to apply your selected color of paint or stain.
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Deck Maintenance & Upkeep in Mobile County & Baldwin County
Any Fort Wayne homeowner knows that a wood deck can really add to the value and enjoyment of your home. However, a wood deck requires regular maintenance in order to stay in prime condition. First, it’s important to regularly sweep and clean your deck, removing any dirt, debris or leaves. You should also inspect your deck for any signs of damage or wear, and make repairs as necessary. Once a year, you should also give your deck a thorough cleaning with a power washer. This will remove any built-up dirt or grime and help to protect the wood from weathering. By following these simple steps, you can keep your wood deck looking great for years to come.
Deck Staining & Painting Services in Southern Alabama
If you have a deck, fence, patio, or archways around your home, you know that the varying weather elements can take a toll on your wooden surfaces. If you don’t take proper care of them by re-sealing and re-staining at the right times, they can become a costly home maintenance expenditure that can significantly decrease the value of your home. The longer you wait to hire a painting contractor the more expensive this undertaking will become.
The CertaPro Painters® team has years of experience sealing and staining decks to protect them from all types of weather conditions. Depending on your project, our professional surface prep and deck staining process may include:
To prepare your surface, we will first remove any dirt, gravel, and chipped paint.
To ensure the surface is ready for stain or paint, we will thoroughly power wash.
If necessary, we will sand any areas that are raised or lose to create a smooth surface.
Paint or Stain
The final step is to apply premium paint or stain to your surface.
Deck Staining Estimates in Mobile County & Baldwin County
Get a fair and reasonable estimate for deck staining services by contacting our team of experts at CertaPro Painters®.
Types of Stain Finishes Offered by CertaPro in Fort Wayne, IN
Transparent or Translucent
this is what most people think of when looking at stained floors or furniture. They can be clear or tinted but will leave the most natural wood grain showing after being applied. These are usually oil-based products that will penetrate deep into wood surfaces and are single coat applications. Wood MUST be bare to use these products in most situations. These are usually the best products to use on new decks or fences. Colors choices are limited and changing colors will usually require removal of previous coating.
Typical maintenance cycle (horizontal surfaces) = 1-3 years.
Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solid
These products are in between transparent and solid (some wood grain will show through). These products are usually water-based and don’t necessarily require removal of previous coatings to be used. Depending on desired outcome and product used, a one or two coat application may be necessary. There are numerous color options when using these stains and custom colors can be created as well. Changing colors with these stains usually limit options to similar or darker colors from current coating. Some situations call for a “wet-on-wet” 2 coat application with these products. This consists of applying a second coat before the first coat is fully dry.
Typical maintenance cycle (horizontal surfaces) = 2-4 years
Solid stains have the same appearance as a paint (no visible wood grain). The bonding process for these stains gives much higher durability to walking surfaces than paint. Solid stains are usually water-based and can be applied over previous coatings. Any color can be made with solid stains. Color changes can be done with solid stains and will generally require at least two finish coats depending on colors. Wear and tear will be more visible with solid stains, but touch-ups are fairly easy to perform..
Typical maintenance cycle (horizontal surfaces) = 3-5 years
Deck Staining Ideas For Your Home
There are several ways you can use stain to make your deck look unique. One way is to use two colors, a dark one for the main deck and a lighter one for accents. You may also want to paint your deck. This is possible using a quality acrylic paint. You will also need to apply a primer before painting.
Why Choose CertaPro For Your Deck Staining Needs?
Our team at CertaPro Painters® has access to the latest technology available for deck painting and repair. The techniques we use to fix your deck will depend on the problem, but our team will be able to assess your needs and provide a range of options. This means you have choices. What’s more, because our deck painting and staining teams have years of experience, you can rest assured that your stucco repair and painting will be done right, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
Tips For Decks in Mobile County & Baldwin County
Having a beautiful deck is like having a beautiful lawn. It takes upkeep and maintenance. Here are some tips for keeping that deck looking nice and pretty:
1. When initially finishing your deck, it’s all about the PREP and quality stain products. There are numerous sources and knowledgeable experts out there to help decide the best process for your deck.
2. Moisture is a decks #1 enemy! Going into winter and coming out, give her a simple wash and make sure any bare spots due to weather and wear & tear are sealed up. This will not only prolong the lifespan of the stain but will protect the wood as well.
3. Horizontal surfaces such as flooring and the tops of railing are where moisture sits for prolonged periods. This is where failure will inevitably happen first. With the Fort Wayne climate, We recommend cleaning and restaining these surfaces usually every other year. Vertical surfaces will hold up longer so restain these every other time you do the horizontal surfaces.
Deck Staining Services in Southern Alabama
Staining your deck not only highlights the wood grain and improves its overall appearance, but it will also increase its lifespan by preventing rot and insect infestation. Deck staining will also prevent the wood from absorbing moisture, which can freeze causing costly damage.
When it comes to choosing deck stain colors, there are plenty of options, from natural-looking clear wood stains to bold solid colors. While you’re looking for one to suit your project, you should consider that a clear stain will bring out the wood grain, while a solid color will reveal very little of the wood’s natural color.
Many homeowners leave their pressure-treated wood as is because they think they cannot apply stain to treatment. This is not the case. There are many different shades of stain that can complement the look of treated wood. You can stain all decks whether they are pressure treated or have already been stained.