There are a lot of factors to consider when you want to stain a wooden deck. As weather warms, projects like deck staining are a great way to prepare for fun in the sun. If your deck is faded and facing wear and tear, staining is a great option to protect the deck. Dirt, mold, mildew, and other contaminants start to rot wood that has not been properly treated. So, it is important to know when staining is the right option for you. And, when you need a team to handle the job, Van Tuinen Painting is here to help.
The benefits of staining
Staining is a great option for protecting your deck. Staining is a method that many homeowners use for a traditional look that adds beauty to their home’s exterior. Benefits of staining your deck include:
- A natural look: Staining maintains the natural appearance of the wood. Beautiful woods like cedar and redwood are emphasized by staining to bring out their best appearance.
- No chipping or cracking: Because staining penetrates the wood grain and seals it, it allows moisture to escape. This stops chipping or cracking that can occur throughout the year because of seasonal temperature changes.
- Protection from the elements: Staining usually includes weatherproofing and UV protection. This protection from the elements can help the appearance last for years without change.
When should it be done?
Because of the weather we face here in Michigan, deck staining is a great option to defend against the elements. Staining going into the wood grain means your deck has a great defense against large amounts of moisture that we face throughout the year. When we stain a wooden deck, we at Van Tuinen Painting always use a professional stain/sealer. We recommend it be reapplied every 2-5 years, depending on exposure to the elements, to ensure the deck always has the proper protection. Whether this time has gone by, or you have noticed a faded or worn area of wood, staining with Van Tuinen is the best option.
Whether your deck is new or old, staining with Van Tuinen Painting is a great option. Our professional team helps homeowners to protect investments, improve curb appeal, and get their house to the appearance or condition that they desire. Reach out to get your deck staining services scheduled with us today!