DECK STAINING SERVICES
PROVIDED BY HUDSON PAINT CONTRACTING
Deck’s are a major part of home’s in the Northern New Jersey area. It’s where homeowner’s spend warm summer evenings relaxing with family and weekends celebrating with friends and neighbors. The material of the deck should last as long as possible and be built to weather all of New Jersey’s wonderful four seasons.
The best way to protect your deck is to have it routinely stained on a regular basis. The deck staining professionals at Hudson Paint Contracting have helped hundreds of New Jersey homeowners keep their decks weather-resistant and visually appealing.
BEFORE & AFTER
INTERESTED IN PROFESSIONAL DECK STAINING?
WHAT IS DECK STAINING?
Staining your deck not only highlights the wood grain and improves its overall appearance, but it will also increase its lifespan by preventing rot and insect infestation. Deck staining will also prevent the wood from absorbing moisture, which can freeze causing costly damage.
When it comes to choosing deck stain colors, there are plenty of options, from natural-looking clear wood stains to bold solid colors. While you’re looking for one to suit your project, you should consider that a clear stain will bring out the wood grain, while a solid color will reveal very little of the wood’s natural color.
Many homeowners leave their pressure-treated wood as is because they think that you can not apply stain to treatment. This is not the case. There are many different shades of stain that can complement the look of treated wood. You can stain all decks whether they are pressure treated or they have already been stained.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO STAIN OR RE-STAIN YOUR DECK?
Homeowners should re-stain their decks periodically. The lifespan of your deck stain will depend on several different factors including:
The elements: direct sunlight is the biggest threat to your deck because it can cause the stain to dry out and weather much faster. Rain can also cause damage, especially if your deck is not treated. The wood can soak up the water and when the temperature cools it can freeze, causing cracks. With each season cycle, your deck can become a little weaker.
Foot traffic: Once you have applied a good deck stain, typical use of your deck will not begin to show signs of wear for several months. Gradually, the stain will begin to wear as the small particles of dirt beneath people’s shoes rub on the deck’s surface like sandpaper.
WHEN IS IT TIME TO RE-APPLY DECK STAIN?
Your deck stain’s full protection will only last for three or four years, but to prolong its effect, you can apply another coat after two years. However, it is better for your deck not to apply too many coats of stain. After four years, you should remove the old stain and apply two fresh coats. This will strengthen and revitalize the wood.
Using a professional deck staining company is crucial. If someone without the proper professionalism and experience stains your deck, they may not prepare the surface correctly. They may use the wrong type of stain, or they may apply the stain unevenly. All of these mistakes can impact the integrity of your deck, not only impairing its look, but also its structure.
Staining a deck is not like painting interior walls. It can be very costly to undo poor staining. Call the professional at Hudson Paint Contracting today.