Stain Your Deck’s Way to Perfection
Decks and patios
are wonderful additions to our homes. They provide an extension of our
square footage, allowing us to capitalize on outdoor living whenever
possible. Many enjoyable days and evenings are spent on these surfaces,
and that is why it is so important to keep them in good repair.
is a fantastic product. A pigmented liquid, it works to deepen the
natural hues of woods and brings designer colors to brighten drab
- Wood Stains. Wood stains
can be either transparent or solid, depending on the look you are
hoping to achieve. Stains work by penetrating the wood, sealing and
protecting it against decay, mold, and insect damage. Some stains are
also waterproof and help to protect against the elements. Stains are
available in multiple shades, allowing you to find just the right look
for your application.
- Concrete Stains. There are a variety of concrete stains.
Some are made to penetrate the surface, while others rest on top much
like paint. The stains work wonders for recreating old concrete
surfaces, and some can even add texture to make concrete less slick in
Appling stain to your deck or patio can be a labor-intensive process.
- Wood surfaces should
be thoroughly cleaned before staining. Use a power washer to remove any
old products, bringing the wood down to a fresh grain. With a sprayer
or hand sponge, apply up to three coats of stain. After the stain has
dried completely, treat with a clear waterproof sealant.
- Concrete surfaces
are prepped in a slightly different manner. Before applying the stain,
clean the concrete with an acid-based cleanser. This will not only
clean the cement, but it will help prepare the porous concrete to
better absorb the stain. Apply the stain, and be sure to allow it to
completely dry between coats.
A fresh coat of
stain is a great way to rejuvenate your deck or patio, as well as to
help protect it and prolong its lifespan. Request free estimates from prescreened painting contractors in your area to bring some new life to your deck or patio.