Does your deck need staining? How often should you stain the deck?
Your deck needs staining to maintain its color and grain and to enhance its durability. Staining is a deck building cost that if you avoid, you affect the durability of your deck. The deck is susceptible to damage from the rain, sun exposure, snow, ice, and sleet. When you stain your deck, you protect it from all these elements.
We can help you stain the deck the right way so that it lasts a long time. Call our deck builders Lubbock and let us get started on the project.
Like with a paint job, staining requires adequate surface preparation. It also requires that you choose the best stain – we will help you do that. From there, we ensure that we apply enough coats to ensure the stain lasts longer than a few months.
Why is Staining Important?
Our custon deck builders will give your deck the treatment it deserves. This will be to:
Keep Off Sun Damage
If you do not stain the wood, it may absorb heat from the sun, which will cause damage to it. The wood may warp, dry out faster than it does naturally, and fade. When the wood dries unnaturally, it is more prone to cracking. When you stain the wood with a high quality stain, you make it better at resisting penetration of the heat from the sun.
Keep Off Moisture
Staining a deck is an easy way to make it moisture resistant. If moisture does not soak into the wood, the wood does not rot. Unlike paint, stains do not cover the surface of the wood. However, the stain still acts as a barrier so that moisture doesn’t get into the wood. When that happens, you protect the wood from mold and mildew. The wood will also not expand and become soft.
Deck sealing alone will not solve the issue of cracking. When you stain the wood, you lock the moisture so that it doesn’t leave the wood in an unnatural speed to prevent cracking. To prevent the wood from cracking, an oil based stain can help keep moisture in the wood so that excess water is kept out and the wood moisture leaves in a natural manner. This way, the wood does not warp and does not rot.
How We Stain Your Deck
We have a thorough process of ensuring that your deck is stained for protection from elements.
The first step is to clean the deck of old stain. If the lumber is brand new, we clean it to remove mill scale, which is formed during the milling process. If wood is not properly cleaned, the dirt prevents the stain from penetrating the wood.
We use deck scrub, stain stripper, and other needed tools and agents to clean the deck. We take care not to damage the wood.
Once the wood is clean, we can now apply the stain. We take our time to ensure that the stain absorbs well into the wood.
Call us today and schedule and appointment.