Painting & Staining Can Significantly Change the Look and Feel of your Home’s Interior & Exterior
Our residential painting crews have years of experience preparing and painting a variety of interior and exterior wood surfaces. We go through the most advanced training with all the top paint manufacturers to insure we are up to date on all the latest products.
Wood staining is a residential painting project that could change the look of the interior or exterior of your home. The sealant on a deck or wood surface may last several years without any signs of warping, but sooner or later, the wood can become weathered. Instead of replacing a deck altogether, you can properly clean, re-stain the deck with a basic process, and revive the wood back to life. It is incredibly important to take proper care of wooden surfaces as ultraviolet light and moisture can easily damage the wood. Not properly maintaining such wooden surfaces may result in checking, cracking, and warping of the wood. Learn more about re-staining your deck through utilizing the following tips.
Deck cleaners help remove dirt, pollen, and mildew. First begin by removing staining, mold and old finish with a commercial deck cleaning solution that contains either disodium percarbonate or phosphoric, oxalic or citric acid. These wood cleaners are effective and environmentally-friendly. Do not use bleach as it is very damaging to wood fibers. Additionally, you will need to power wash the deck to remove any loose debris. For treated lumber, we recommend a 1500 PSI power wash pressure. After cleaning the wood, let the surface dry for two days before applying a stain. After the deck is clean and dry, you are now ready to seal the deck. Make sure to choose a deck stain or sealer that repels water, resists mildew, and prevents the wood from fading. Oil-based finishes require less upkeep. There are three basic types of deck stains currently available on the market: clear, semi-transparent, and opaque stains. A semi-transparent stain is a popular option because it gives a tint to your wood, but still allows you to see the natural grain and texture of the wood. The best method for applying a stain is with a brush on a long handle as this will help with uniformity. Most stains require at least 2-3 hours for drying.
Do not hesitate on getting your wood re-sealed or re-stained today. CertaPro Painters recommends having a painting crew refinish your wooden deck or interior at least every one and a half to two years. If you need help with re-staining or re-painting your deck, give CertaPro Painters of Waterloo, ON a call today to schedule a free estimate!