Deck Staining Services
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Deck Staining Services
Your deck is a major part of your home. It’s where you spend warm summer evenings relaxing with your family and weekends sharing a barbeque with your friends and neighbors. You want the material of your deck to last as long as possible and to weather summer storms as well as winter elements. The best way to protect your deck is to have it stained on a regular basis. The deck staining professionals at CertaPro Painters® have helped countless homeowners keep their decks weather-resistant and visually appealing.
Depending on your needs, professional staining services for decks 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.
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Deck Staining Services
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 that you can not 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 they have already been stained.
Deck Staining Service Prices
Staining prices can vary. Factors which affect the price include deck repair, sanding, and power washing. You can get a fair and reasonable estimate for deck staining services by contacting our team of experts at CertaPro Painters®.
When To Re-Stain Your Deck
Homeowners should re-stain their decks periodically. The lifespan of your deck stain will depend on several different factors including:
- The elements: direct sunlight is the biggest threat to your deck because it can cause the stain to dry out and weather much faster. Rain can also cause damage, especially if your deck is not treated. The wood can soak up the water and when the temperature cools it can freeze, causing cracks. With each season cycle, your deck can become a little weaker.
- Foot traffic: Once you have applied a good deck stain, typical use of your deck will not begin to show signs of wear for several months. Gradually, the stain will begin to wear as the small particles of dirt beneath people’s shoes rub on the deck’s surface like sandpaper.
When is it time to reapply deck stain?
Your deck stain’s full protection will only last for three or four years, but to prolong its effect, you can apply another coat after two years. However, it is better for your deck not to apply too many coats of stain. After four years, you should remove the old stain and apply two fresh coats. This will strengthen and revitalize the wood.
Deck Staining Ideas
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.
Services from a Deck Staining Company
Once the conditions are right, it usually only takes 2-4 hours to stain an average deck. However, it can take up to 4 hours per 100 square feet to dry, so you should avoid using your deck until the day after the stain has been applied.
Using a professional deck staining company is crucial. If someone without the proper professionalism and experience stains your deck, they may not prepare the surface correctly. They may use the wrong type of stain, or they may apply the stain unevenly. All of these mistakes can impact the integrity of your deck, not only impairing its look, but also its structure. Staining a deck is not like painting interior walls. It can be very costly to undo poor staining.