Treat Your Deck To A Makeover

treat-your-deck-to-a-makeover-300x200Those blustery Maryland winters can certainly do a number on your deck. As the years go by, the finish on your deck will wear away, the color fade. Soon you’ll be left with a drab and faded deck that is not even fit to house your grill in summer. If your deck’s ragged post-winter appearance has got you down, if you’re embarrassed by your deck’s shabby appearance, then it’s probably time to have it freshly stained and sealed.

You may be tempted to head off to your favorite local hardware store in search of deck stain and sealant to do the job yourself. But please, before you do this, consider the actual cost of a deck stain DIY. Sure, the stain itself is not terribly expensive. But do you know which type to use? (Yes, there are several options to choose from.) Do you know how much of the stuff you’re going to need in order to restore your pallid deck to life? Are you aware of the preparation required before you can even begin applying stain to your deck. Are you familiar with the tools that you will use while staining your deck?

Rather than attempting a DIY on such an important job, it might be better to just go ahead and hire a professional to get the job done right the first time. Of course, not just any painting contractor will do. If you hire an inexperienced or inattentive company to do the job, this will only end up costing you more in the long run. It’s better to just go with the best right from the outset. All Painting And Power Washing will get the job done right in a timely manner.

Another important option for your deck is sealing. Properly applied, a sealant will protect your deck from the elements and prepare the surface for staining. If you have a newly constructed deck, you won’t want to leave it unsealed for more than 3 months, as this can adversely affect the wood. Instead, it is best to have your new deck sealed as soon as possible. Whether you want to stick with a natural look or choose from a variety of attractive stain colors, the deck stain and sealant experts at All Painting And Power Washing are happy to discuss your options with you.

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