A wood deck is a beautiful and valuable part of a Lexington home — used as a relaxing area and for gatherings. Wood and composite decks add great value to your property and enhance the look of your house. However, wood decks are exposed to harsh elements all year round. As a result, a wood deck requires lasting protection from the sun, rain, and snow. When you maintain your wood deck properly, it will definitely last a lot longer. One of the best ways to protect your wood deck is through deck staining or coating. Deck staining gives the wood a finished and protected look, making it aesthetically pleasing. Deck staining also protects the wood from rotting and warping– increasing the life of the wood.
Deck staining is not the kind of task that can be carried out by just anyone without knowledge and experience. The magnitude of frustration and disappointment that comes with a poorly done deck staining job can be overwhelming, although it usually doesn’t show until the next season.
When it comes to deck staining in Lexington, Kentucky it’s a good idea to hire a professional painting company that is capable of delivering a high quality job in a short amount of time and at a reasonable price.
Due to the many reasons and the unacceptable rate at which deck stains and coatings fail in our Kentucky weather, we no longer offer our deck treatment services. We do, however, still stain and paint fences, play sets, and other wood structures.
In the article that follows, I want to help you know what to look for when hiring a professional to treat your deck.
Deck staining is not a DIY task because if it’s not done correctly, you will end up spending more money to have it corrected than if you hired a professional Lexington painting company to start with. Before any staining is done, the painting contractor will do a thorough deck cleaning job. At My Three Sons, our professionally trained painters will use power washing and, as needed, deck cleaning and scrub techniques with cleaning additives to ensure the deck stain will penetrate when applied.
Here is what to ask about and look for when you want to hire a professional company for your deck staining needs:
Make sure they have specialized deck staining equipment that helps them to deliver an excellent job. The right equipment in skilled hands can go a long way towards minimizing damage to a deck.
Make sure the company you choose carries full insurance. Accidents happen, even with professionals. Make sure your home and your family are protected by the insurance your contractor carries.
Look for a dedicated staff of professionals who work directly with customers to ensure the highest quality work. Make sure the company you choose has methods to preserve the beauty and structural integrity of your deck for the longest time possible.
To ensure an effective, attractive result, check to make sure your contractor uses only the best-quality deck sealers and wood stains to give you an even finish, and save you money through minimizing wastage.
To read and see pictures of elastomeric coating rather than deck staining (a product and technique that will last up to 3 times longer than stain), click this link: Deck Coating.
“We’ve used Keith and his team several times over the past two years and have been nothing but impressed.” -Jennifer Buntin