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Deck Staining by d'Lanes Painting

How to Stain a Deck?

Learn how We stain a deck fast and easy

Identifying how to stain a deck is extremely important if you want to increase its longevity. Not a lot of people know this, but your deck might not last for a long time unless you take good care of it. Here is how d'lanes Painting will stain your deck.

What's our deck staining process?

Before we get started our deck staining specialists need to acquire the right materials. This means we will need a high-quality wood deck stain, it could be in oil or latex based depending on your preference or on type of wood deck you have. A high-quality brush is also necessary, and then we also need a canvas drop cloth, paint pad and pole, rubber gloves and a paint pad tray for efficiency. 

A side from materials, we also need to ensure that the wood is free of contaminants and dry. We will pressure washer your deck to ensure that the deck stain will stick properly to your deck in some cases we will have to use a stain remover to remove your old deck stain and then a cleaning solution, rinsing the wood with water and leaving it to dry for couple of days. 

Selecting the right stain 

The wooden tones and clear stain will allow most of the texture and wood grain to show through. If you go with a semi-transparent model you will leave the wood grain to be seen, however you will give a bit of color to the surface. Semi-solids are great if you want to mask the majority of the wood grain and leave some of it to see. And lastly, you have solids. These are great if you want an opaque finish and a bit of color to your deck. 

Simple steps to help you to understand how d'Lanes Painting stain a deck:

  • We coat the open-end grain of a board. We only go with 3 boards at a time, making sure that we go from one end to the other and maintain a smooth stroke throughout. Our deck staining professionals avoid the lap marks. We ensure that the leading edge is always wet.

  • If you have a new deck, you should let it cure before staining it. That’s because you will end up adding too much protection and that can lead to damage. Over-applying stain means that you can encounter peeling or cracking when your deck is exposed to moisture.

  • In case your deck has horizontal members and posts, we will do those first. We want to leave the floor last, because we will start from the furthest side and then move towards your house. In case there are any handrails, we also want to do them before working on the floor

  • Once we complete everything, we will have to leave it to dry off and it will be ready for you to use it.

While learning how to stain a deck might seem a bit difficult, the process itself is not super complicated and we're on business since 2003 and we've a lots references to prove it.

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