In the deck refinishing market, there is a great deal of misleading information regarding deck stains and paints. Many manufacturers claim to have a superior product to others and because there are so many products out there, choosing a deck finish can become quite confusing to the consumer.
Unfortunately, nearly all of the of the deck finishing products available today at hardware stores and home centers will perform more like a paint than a stain, drying almost instantly without any penetration into the wood. This forms a film on the surface of the wood, which will provide some protection for a short time. However, with the amount of foot traffic and the weather that a typical deck receives, these finishes will inevitably peel off, usually within only 1-2 years. This, in turn, will leave you with a never-ending maintenance headache.
Our Deck Restoration Process begins with a thorough washing and preparation of the surface for a new coat of stain. The stain we prefer is a penetrating-type oil based product. This type of stain will soak into the wood, but allow some of the natural wood grain to show through, a look not achievable with many other products. Other benefits of this stain include, U.V. protection, water repellency, and mold/mildew resistance, all of which contribute to a significantly longer lasting, and much better looking deck.
Our oil-based finish is guaranteed not to peel. Maintenance is as simple as an adequate washing of the surface followed by a re-coating when wear occurs. This should be done every 1-4 years depending on the amount of weather and foot traffic the area is subject to. No scraping or sanding is required, meaning that it’s easy and affordable to keep your deck looking great for years to come!
Scroll down to view just a few of the many decks we have restored using this process.
Finished w/ Mahogany color stain on cedar decking.