Whether it is a newly installed wood deck or a refinished wood deck, the proper stain and sealant will preserve the integrity of any wood deck for a long time. The key is quality preparation. That is what Allpro Landscape Design is all about. And that is what a great wood deck is all about!
Depending on its condition, your deck may require wood replacement or other repair work before staining or painting. A representative of Allpro Landscape Design will discuss repairs with you before preparation begins.
We cannot stress enough the importance of proper preparation before painting or staining begins. It is time and labor intensive. Popped nails are replace with deck screws. We scrape and sand. Fresh lumber is treated with linseed oil. Once we complete preparation, we power wash your deck or wood feature to insure it's clean and grease free.
Once the wood has completely dried, we wipe it down again before applying the selected paint or stain. For deck painting, we apply two coats of exterior primer and two coats of exterior paint. Any touch-up to be administered is done after the cure time hs passed (several days). For deck staining, we apply the stain with lint-free rollers and cloth. Two thin coats are best. Back brush techniques are applied to prevent overlapping. Once the second coat has completely dried, we apply a thin last coat.
The opacity of stain ranges from clear to solid. The higher the opacity, the longer the protection and there are more colors available. If needed, a member of our staff will assist you in determining what material is best for your wood.
It is important to seal your deck with a quality sealant after the stain or paint has completely cured (14-30 days).
Wood Deck floor and finish work (Allpro Landscape Design did not build this deck)
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