Center Grove Deck Staining – 2 Colors
This deck has taken a beating from the sun and the weather over the years. But homeowner wanted to make sure they protected the deck and pergola with a quality stain to make sure it lasts the family for many years to come.
They had stained the deck before and it just did not last long before it needed to be stained again. Originally, the homeowner wanted to go with a transparent wood stain like they had before. However, after discussing their options, they decided they chose to go with a solid color stain. The reason for the solid color stain was that it offers more protection from the elements and the maintenance is easier and more cost-effective over time.
It’s ultimately the decision of the homeowner which direction they would like to go, but our job is to educate the customer as much as we can to ensure they feel comfortable they’re making the right decision. The last thing a customer needs is to spend thousands of dollars on deck staining only to learn they used the wrong product that did not meet their goals.
How We Stained The Deck
The deck was in overall great shape. Even though the deck has taken a beating, they have done a great job at keeping it protected, so no wood needed to be replaced.
Before we stained the deck, we went through our standard prep work of applying our deck stripper and cleaner followed by a pressure wash. We needed to make sure to get as much of the old stain off as possible to allow the new stain to really bond with the wood grain. It’s very important to clean and prep the wood before staining if you want a long-lasting deck stain. A normal pressure wash will not be sufficient, you will need to apply deck stripper before the pressure washing.
This deck staining project turned out great and the customer was happy they decided to go with the solid color stain over the transparent stain.
On this project, we applied PPG ProLuxe RUBBOL Solid stain in a 2-color theme; 209 Buckskin (tan color) and 201 Chestnut Brown.
Often times, when staining a deck with a solid color, it can seem like we’re painting the deck and in essence, we are, but it’s a wood stain and not your normal exterior paint. If the scope of work requires deck painting than we would need to apply a primer prior to the painting process, but since the homeowner decided to go with a solid stain, there is no priming required.
We take pride in our work and will ensure your deck stain is applied properly to give your deck a longer life.
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