Edmonton Deck Staining Protects Your Investment
Whether it’s compact or sprawling, minimalist or ornate, the deck on your Edmonton home is an important part of your home. It’s where you go for summertime cookouts and dinner under the stars. It’s where you spend time with family and friends, celebrate birthdays, and more. That deck deserves your protection, and our deck staining services will do just that.
Why Is Deck Staining Necessary?
Like your home’s roof and siding, your deck is subjected to the elements all year long. It must contend with harsh sunlight, wind, rain, snow, sleet, salt and de-icer, foot traffic, and more. All of that takes a toll on wood, even pressure treated wood. Our deck staining services rejuvenate aging wood while adding a layer of protection so that it will hold up for years to come.
Finding the Right Stain
You’ll find two types of deck stain on the market – solid and transparent. While both do the same job, they do not perform in the same ways and they are not suitable for the same needs. One of our experts will be happy to help you choose between the two based on things like lifespan (two to five years for solid, and one to two years for semi-transparent), ease of application, and whether or not the wood grain will show through.
What Needs to Be Done before Staining?
At Elite Trade Painting, we offer full stain preparation services for our Edmonton area clients. We will first wash the deck to remove any grime, dirt, grease, or mould. We also offer scraping and sanding of your deck, along with caulking to ensure the best possible results.
The Deck Staining Process
Once we have prepared your deck, we can apply the stain. Depending on the type of stain you chose, we will use sprayers, rollers, and brushes during the application process. Note that semi-transparent stain requires brush finishing.
Maintaining Your Aesthetic
Once the stain has been applied and has dried, you’ll have years of use out of the deck. However, we do recommend that you maintain it properly over time. The flat surfaces – the floor, railing tops, and steps – should be re-coated every one to two years. Upright surfaces, such as posts and rails, can be re-coated every three to five years.
Protect Your Deck Today
Call Elite Trade Painting today for a free consultation on your deck staining needs. We look forward to helping protect your deck!
Spencer Janke serving Edmonton, West Edmonton, Southwest Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.