With summer here in Grand Rapids, plenty of time will be spent on outdoor decks and patios. But with our lovely four season weather we get, those decks can take a beating! Stained wood decks are beautiful, but they do need to be cleaned and restained from time to time. There are 4 basic steps to staining a deck
First Step - figuring out if your deck actually needs re-staining. If the stain still repels water, the old stain is working. You may just need a good cleaning and come back next year.
Second Step - if it does need to be stained, it still needs a good cleaning. You need to take care of mildew stains, dirt, debris and any contaminants that have worked their way into the wood. Then let it dry.
Third Step - Choose the right stain. You basically have 4 choices:
Fourth Step - Apply the stain, but don't over apply it, one good coat is usually enough.
With time and patience, your deck can look beautiful, but if you would rather have a professional do it, give us a call! Our team at Service Pro Painting and Improvements can get your deck looking great in no time!