Whether your deck is brand new or just needs to be stained again, the proper application of stain is very important to prolonging the life of your wooden deck. Applying deck stain can be complicated and a require a lot of effort. For this reason, we suggest only using a professional. Here are a few reasons why we feel careful application of deck stain is so important.
- Detailed Preparation Is Important. Before staining a deck, it is important to clean and care for the wood. Applying a cleaner will remove dirt and residue. Additionally, loose nails or damage needs to be fixed before stain is applied. These steps will allow for a more even application of stain.
- Weather and Temperature Will Affect Your Deck Stain. It is important to stain your deck when your deck is dry and when the weather will be clear for at least 24 hours after the staining process. This prevents application challenges and provides for a predictable drying pattern. High temperatures can cause uneven saturation while cold temperatures cause the drying time to lengthen. With our years of experience, we can help you find the perfect time to have your deck stained.
- Over-Application Will Cause Your Deck to Peel. When wood is not able to absorb all of the stain, it creates a barrier for escaping moisture. It is important to use a precise amount of stain.
- Only Apply Stain to the Whole Deck. It is very hard to achieve a uniform color if you are only staining a portion of a deck. Unfortunately, if certain areas of your deck are looking faded, you will still want to stain the entire deck. This will ensure a smooth, even finish.
We know that your deck is important and that you want it to last as long as possible. The best way to protect your deck is to use a professional to apply deck stain. Give us a call at Prep-Rite Painting, and we will prepare and stain your deck with detailed attention. We use only the best stains, and we will perform quality work every time.