A&G Pro Painting – Deck Staining
A&G Pro Painting is proud to offer Deck Staining in the Greater Boston area. We also provide Deck Painting.
Your deck takes a beating from the elements. The Sun’s UV rays destroy wood fibers and the heat, cold, and moisture cause all kinds of stress. On top of that, mildew, moss, and bugs will take up residence if allows. Protect your Greater Boston home deck with deck paint or stain.
If you have ever tried painting your Greater Boston home deck, you know that it is not an easy task. Deck Painting is both a skill and an art.
That’s why A&G Pro Painting’s professional deck painters must have several years of experience painting decks in and around Greater Boston.
When it comes to high-quality affordable staining and painting, A&G Pro Painting is the deck restoration contractor Greater Boston residents trust.
Deck Staining Process
Step 1- Deck Washing
Pressure washing your deck is a key step in the deck staining process. Pressure washing removes built-up dirt and grime that might get between deck stain and your deck. Often times, decks not properly treated beforehand will see peeling within the first year. Always properly wash your deck before applying any kind of stain product.
Step 2 – Strip old paint/ stain
If your deck has been previously painted with house paint instead of deck stain, you may be noticing large amounts of peeling paint on the deck floor and stairs. Paint was not intended for flat surfaces which is why it’s so important to use a product like Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes which is specifically intended for decks. Stripping is only necessary in certain circumstances.
Step 3 – Apply deck stain
Once your deck is dry, it’s time to apply the stain. Deck stain may be applied using a number of different techniques depending on the type of surface it’s being applied to and depending on whether you’re using a solid, transparent, or semi-transparent stain. Generally speaking though, deck stain is generally applied with either a brush, a roller, or a specialized deck staining broom.
Step 4 -Number of coats
Decks generally require 1 – 2 coats of stain. The number of coats applied depends on the state of the deck prior to staining. Generally, we will apply two coats of stain to horizontal surfaces like the deck floor, the stairs, and the tops of rails. Vertical surfaces like spindles and fascia along the outside of the deck only require 1 coat unless you are changing the color.