Deck Staining tips
Sealing, staining, or painting which is best for decks? Sorry, this is not a trivia show. There is no doubt that staining a deck can be a daunting task view by many. We'll list out a few items to consider in Minneapolis when thinking about about staining your deck.
Tips for Staining a Deck
1. You have to make sure that the wood is clean and more importantly dry. Most decks take a big abuse over the winter due the harsh Minnesota winters. This take a beating on decks. Make sure you have 48 hours of no rain or moisture.
2. Clean your deck. We always power wash our decks and in some cases use a treatment to get out tough damages like candle wax and grill grease. These can be challenging to the everyday homeowner, don't worry we got you covered.
3. Sometimes a light sanding will allow for the stain to absorb deeper into the wood. It can be a good idea in some cases. Again leave it to us to to decide if this is best for your deck staining.
4. Use a good stain. This is the most important piece to have a beautiful long lasting finish that will last for many years. Don't buy stain from a hardware store it's just not powerful enough and the truth is that is by design. Hardware store deck sealant, deck paint and deck stain are all formulated to get you to come back and purchase every year. When you choose to have Minneapolis Deck Pros handle your decking, we guarantee our work and satisfaction. We only use the best deck stain and deck sealants on the market. Not the cheap hardware store stuff.
5. Don't do it yourself. Just don't. It's that simple. Minneapolis Deck Pros has been doing this for years and we've seen bad jobs, heck we wind up cleaning up many bad deck staining jobs. Deck staining may seem easy, but do you really want to give up 1 or 2 weekends in the summer just to finish your deck. We only get so many good days in Minneapolis, why waste them prepping your deck, waiting for the the perfect couple of days and then recovering from the back breaking work. It's not worth it.
Call us today. Minneapolis Deck Pros is fair, professional and we get turn your deck back into the prize of the neighborhood. Our deck repair, staining and sealing services are second to none in the market. Call us to learn why.