There’s no substitute for close attention concerning the fine details when doing decks, it’s a lot like exterior painting. But we think the results are worth it. When we Prepare a deck for staining we have a set way that we do it. First we use a cleaning material from Wolman’s or Restore a deck, with a soft pressure washing followed by a drying period. We do most of our decks in the spring and fall when conditions are right. If they’re not, the stain simply won’t last as long.
This particular customers deck was finished using Sherwin Williams Deckscapes Semi-Transparent oil. After testing a total of 3 separate color samples our clients opted for “Hawthorne”. Then we used a half tint mixture to achieve the correct depth. Color selection is very important! Simply put, there’s only 1 chance to get it perfect.
It’s not uncommon for a deck to need some wood replacement when we’re refinishing one. Hand rails warp and twist, and spindles get broken. We can even remove your wooden deck spindles and replace them with metal ones, which never need painting or staining and are much more rugged. Or maybe you would like some decorative post caps on your newly cleaned and stained deck!