Saturday, August 31, 2013
Deck stripping, staining, waterproofing , restoration
I believe this is why people who want a deck -build out of synthetic decking or paint the wood instead of re staining it. This of course creates more maintenance later if you paint and does not look anywhere near as nice or as intended. (save the paint for house and home siding where it belongs)
So what do you do on that half baked, bad stain or painted deck before you at the end of summer?
I tell people that we can strip and clean it for you then visit it next spring when it can be nice and dry to stain it. I always recommend this for cedar. I like the way cedar accepts the stain after a season of... Seasoning. I believe cedar is stained to early by most deck builders. Cedar leaches natural oils out of it when new. Staining over this with inferior stains hinders this process. Another reason why choosing a quality stain is important. We never use organic oils or acrylic stains. The first will rot even with mold inhibitors and the second will burn flake and peel and is hard to remove.
We use stains that can be re applied naturally as a color reviver every season with no adverse or unusual lap marks.
So go ahead- strip and clean the deck now and stain later when it is nice and dry for several days with no eminent rain.
Or call Fast Finish and shell out a few bucks so you can enjoy the finer things in life.., like a beautiful finished deck.