Deck Staining: Jason R Smith Painting
Curb appeal is not only achieved by repainting your house or updating your landscaping, fixing up your deck is also an important addition. Even if you are not planning to resell your house, it's always a great idea to have a beautiful and functional deck that you can retire to after a long day's work. Jason R Smith Painting provides professional deck cleaning and staining services that have been tried and tested for the past years. We've worked with a lot of happy customers who are now enjoying the comfort of their improved decks. We're hoping we can do the same for you.
Effective Deck Staining
Jason R Smith Painting is all about being transparent with our customer's, so we'll walk you through how a typical deck cleaning job works. At the most, it requires 3 steps.
- Deck Cleaning
- Deck Stripping
- Deck Staining
The effectiveness and longevity of the deck stains are dependent on the area being clean first, so we'll begin by using low pressure water cleaning methods. The pressure should be high enough pressure to remove all stains, dirt, old sealers, algae, mold, and moss, but too high that it ends up causing more damage than good. Too much pressure can ruin our wood structure and incur more costs.
Another thing you have to deal with before staining your deck is to make sure that all the old stains and seals are removed before laying on a new layer of stain. Not doing so actually, causes one of the most common problems any homeowner faces. The older layer of seal or stain will decrease the potency of the bond between the new seal and the deck, rendering the stain ineffective. The new coat of stain will most likely not last as long as it should, so to make sure that the staining is durable, the deck should be stripped off prior stains and seals first.
Jason R Smith Painting can easily strip these sealers and stains, making your deck pH neutral and ready for a new stain. Like in cleaning other substances and dirt off of your deck, our team professionals will also be using minimal pressure, combined with substances that can remove the seals and stains. We will do that to make sure that they're all removed without damaging the softer woods that could have been used to make your deck.
Fast and Effective Staining
The last step is the actual staining process, which will now be faster and more effective because we've already prepped the deck. With years of experience, Jason R Smith Painting offers every client a professional staining service, using high-quality stains and seals that will fit your taste and the aesthetic of your home. To get that, we prefer using oil based stains and seals when staining your deck rather that its much cheaper counterpart, latex-based stains, because it always comes out more beautiful and durable. We can even help you pick which one stain is best to achieve your dream deck.