Indianapolis Deck Staining
Professional Deck Staining Contractors
Just like the kitchen, many people tend to spend a lot of time on their decks. In addition to the foot traffic decks receive, weather like snow, ice, the sun, rain, hail, and debris can cause excessive wear and tear on your deck. You can better preserve your deck with professional deck staining and sealing.
There are various factors that can determine the maintenance required for your deck.
Some of those factors include:
- Deck Stain Type
- Transparent or Solid Color Stain
- Type of Wood
- Deck Placement
- Does your deck allow moisture to escape or does it trap moisture?
Our Deck Staining Process
We love our decks and Legacy Painting is committed to making sure you are satisfied with our deck staining process.
Whatever the condition of your decking, sometimes the process is a little different. For example:
- New, Weathered, Uncoated, Previously Coated Wood
- New pressure treated lumber requires a six-week drying prior to application
- Water-repellent treated lumber requires at least one year of weathering prior to application.
Once we have identified the condition of the deck, we will:
- Spray the surface with clean water, wetting the wood.
- Clean the surface with our environmentally safe and biodegradable stripping and cleaning solution.
- Scrub surface with a hard bristle brush to help remove mill glaze or weathering.
- Pressure-wash wood surface clean with fresh water until all the cleaning solution is removed.
- Allow the surface to dry for at least 48 hours or until the moisture content is 18% or less before applying wood stain.
- Sand with a 60-80 grit sandpaper in the direction of the wood grain.
- Apply the stain with a natural bristle brush, roller or sprayer one board at a time and in the direction of the wood grain. This process will prevent “lap-marks.”
If you are going with a translucent wood stain, then only one coat is necessary. If we are applying a solid-color stain to your deck, then 2 coats would be recommended.
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How Long Does Stain On A Deck Last?
It depends on different factors including weather extremes and heavy foot traffic. For instance, if the deck was never properly prepped before staining, your stain may not last 1 year and begin peeling. If the deck was properly prepared than your stain will give you a longer life.
Generally speaking, a translucent deck stain will give you 2-3 years of life before reapplication is needed. However, semi-solid and solid color wood stain can last as long as 5 years before they begin to fade.
When Not To Stain
Like any Indianapolis deck staining contractor that works a lot outside, we monitor the weather constantly. We want to make sure that the weather conditions are good when we apply your stain. It recommended not to apply stain:
- In direct sunlight.
- When the surface is hot to the touch.
- When it is raining or rain is within 5 hours of applying the stain.
- When dew or frost is present.
- If the temperature is lower than 50°F (10°C) or higher than 95°F (35°C).
If you are looking for a quality and fair priced deck staining company, consider using Legacy Painting.
When you hire Legacy Painting for your deck staining project, you know that it will be done right.