It’s not unusual for homeowners to fall behind with the upkeep of their exterior living spaces. But, this isn’t always due to neglect, sometimes it’s easy to forget about a space that isn’t used year-round. Your deck is where you spend summer evenings making s'mores or sharing a barbecue moment with friends, family, and neighbors.
In Ohio, Memorial Day usually kicks off the warm weather gatherings. You should want to keep your deck’s wood healthy for as long as possible. After all, it has to have the endurance to tolerate humid summer storms and crisp winter freezes. One of the best practices to protect your deck is to stain it on a regular basis. Deck staining professionals help homeowners keep up their deck’s value with visually-appealing results. Our professional deck staining contractors follow the proper steps to prep your deck for wood staining. Give us a call, regardless of the current condition of your deck. Our deck and patio staining contractors will evaluate the needs to renew the beauty of your deck. This might include:
Scraping the surface to remove old paint and debris.
Power washing your deck to remove stains.
Sanding areas that may require further smoothing.
Paint or stain with premium products.
Benefits of Staining Your Deck or Patio
There are benefits of staining and painting your wood deck on a regular basis. This is one major way to ensure the longevity of your wood. Repeating the process every couple of years might seem redundant but it will help to prevent the wood from rotting. There are many deck stain colors to choose from which does more than protect your deck. It renews the visual-appeal and attractiveness of your outdoor space. It also protects your wallet from premature damage due to neglect. You may want to explore a wood stains color chart to help with your selection.
How Much Does it Cost to Stain Your Deck?
Consider the factors that may affect the price of deck staining services. The price varies according to the size and condition of your deck. These factors determine how much prep work is required and how much product to use. Contact the deck experts to discuss how much it will cost to stain your deck.
When Should You Call Deck Cleaning and Staining Services
You’ll notice after three to four years after getting your new wooden deck, that the foot traffic and weather has put a lot of wear-and-tear on your deck. This is the typical cycle of the lifespan of your wood. To continue enjoying your outdoor living space you should find deck refinishing services to maintain the vibrancy of your deck. It only takes 2-4 hours to stain your deck, depending on how large the space is. But it can take several hours to completely dry. To estimate how long it will take for your deck to dry consider this rule, it takes about 4 hours for every 100 sq. ft. With this in mind, avoid foot traffic until 24 hours after the day of application.
Hiring a good deck staining business is crucial to avoid application mistakes. Some of the mistakes are unintentional careless mistakes but others are from inexperience. Deck staining mishaps are costly to undo. Not only can these mistakes destroy the integrity of your decks’ appearance but it can also deteriorate your decks’ lifespan.