We don’t know if we should say this or not, but anyway here we go! Whenever we are looking to hire a new staff member, especially one that is going to be working directly on the decks. We ask them what they know about deck staining. If they answer something like, “Yeah, its when you drop bbq sauce on the deck and stays there for days.”, we pretty much know then and there they are not cut out to work with us! Deck staining is the process of covering your wood with a paint-like coating that is going to modify its appearance. These words are actually key, keep them in mind!
Giving Your Deck A New Look
When we go out to give decks a new look we usually don’t stop by our home improvement store and buy conventional paint. If anything what we buy is deck stain product. We like deck stain over paint because it has properties that actually help the wood recover from the wear and tear of being exposed to the elements on a daily basis. Plus, both paint and stain are going to provide a new look to your wood regardless, so why don’t you just go with the one that actually helps it out the most!
How Often Can I/ Should I Stain My Deck?
This is a very common question for a customer to ask us, so you can bet that we are fully prepared to answer. It is kind of a look and feel thing here. We are usually not people that are too fond of putting layers upon layers of paint or stain or whatever on wood. So, we are not going to recommend doing this too often. If you are seeing the color starting to fade away and things like that then it may be time. It really depends though, how exposed your deck is to the elements most of the time!
Why Go With A Professional Service?
All I have to do is just literally dip and spread and I am done why would I hire a professional service to this job for me? Whenever it comes to things like this that appear relatively easy. People are always going to be tempted to go with the do it yourself option. We can’t really blame people for wanting to save a couple of bucks. It has been our experience that a lot of people do not go through the proper steps to apply the seal correctly. Thus, it lasts a lot less time on their deck. With us, you are guaranteed optimal results and you are not getting your hands dirty or tired!
Let It Dry
We are actually saying this, more because of the weather that we get around here than because of anything else really. One thing that we definitely have to point out is that you need to allow this coating to dry. Picking the right days to get it applied is as crucial to the success of the treatment as basically anything else!