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A new stain can mean the difference between an old, worn-out deck and a lovely, entertaining-ready outdoor space. If your deck is in need of some TLC, contact the deck restoration experts at Ace Fence & Deck!
We offer a comprehensive range of professional deck staining services. We can assist you in staining a brand new deck, re-staining a weathered deck, and even direct you to experts who can assist you in selecting a stain in a new color to better complement your house and personal tastes. We provide free firm quotes so that you always know the total cost of your service before we start.
Why Should You Re-Stain Your Deck?
If you have an older home or live in an area with relatively extreme weather, it is a good idea to re-stain your deck on a regular basis to keep it in pristine condition. While some weathering is to be expected, re-staining your deck on a regular basis can help you avoid excessive damage.
The following are some of the immediate and long-term benefits of re-staining your deck:
- Enhanced visual appeal
- Prevents additional weather damage
- Refresh the look and feel of your deck.
- Extend the life of your deck.
- The wood is protected from heat and water damage.
- This enables us to inspect for and repair the damage.
- Makes your deck ready for frequent use.
Deck Staining Services
Painting or staining your deck is a difficult do-it-yourself project. Decks are painted or stained by homeowners, but it is a difficult task. To do it correctly, you’ll need specific tools and experience.
When considering deck refinishing, keep the following factors in mind:
Cleaning the deck: Cleaning includes everything from sweeping the deck boards to pressure washing, using a deck cleaner, and removing any peeling paint.
Sanding: Sanding is necessary for a nice smooth and even wood surface to which a coat of stain can adhere.
Stain or paint the surface.
As you can see, tackling this project on your own is a significant undertaking. Hiring a professional is a simple way to ensure that it is completed on time. Furthermore, hiring a professional ensures that your deck is properly finished. Worry less for we offer this service and we can give you multiple staining options!
Types of Deck Stains
- Transparent Stains- Transparent stains are made to soak into the wood surface you’re finishing, whereas solid stains simply sit on wood surfaces and produce a thin film for protection.
- Semi-Transparent Stains- Semi-transparent stain boosts the appearance and longevity of exterior wood surfaces, such as decks, fences, and siding. It adds the slightest bit of pigment while allowing the natural wood grain to show through.
- Solid Stains- Just like regular paint, solid stains hide the grain of the wood, and the best should last three to five years on a deck, the longest of the three types of stains.
- Water-Based Stains- It has superior UV resistance and has the ability to penetrate into the wood grain almost as well as an oil-based semi-transparent.
- Oil-Based Stains- Excellent penetration into the wood. The better a deck stain can penetrate, the better the performance
- Epoxy-Fortified Stains- Epoxy fortified wood stain is a VOC compliant epoxy resin that penetrates wood pores to block out water and provide lasting protection from weather damage. The extra layer of surface penetration will help cut out surface buildup and peeling over the life of the coating.
Deck Staining Process:
Cleaning the deck before staining.
Before applying a stain, we make sure the surface is clean (no dust, dirt, wood fibers, or grease), dry, and free from mildew. When a surface is not clean, stains and other finishes have trouble sticking and may end up peeling.
Sanding before staining.
Sanding your deck before staining strips the outer layer of sealer and stain, and removes damaged wood, and smooths away splinters. This makes your deck surface easier to stain and won’t leave patches that will make the stain look uneven.
Stain or paint the surface.
Stains, such as transparent, semitransparent, or solid finishes, work well on decks. Stains are less slippery than paint on deck surfaces and highlight the natural wood grain, but they must be applied more frequently.
Because decks are constantly exposed to harsh conditions like moisture throughout the year, it is important, if not necessary, to ensure that they are appropriately stained and refinished on a regular basis to ensure that your deck will last for years to come.
Why Contact Austin Fence & Deck?
If you believe it is time to stain, paint, or finish your deck, please contact us as soon as possible. Don’t take a chance by hiring just any old contractors. When you hire us, you can rest assured that our people have an average of 10 years of experience. This means that we consistently provide high-quality service—so much so that we guarantee our workmanship!