Deck Staining: 5 Benefits of Hiring a Professional
If your deck has seen better days, it might be time to protect and beautify it with stain or paint. And just like any other home renovation, you might try doing it yourself. But without experience preparing and coating your deck, your efforts might go to waste or potentially make matters worse. Deck staining may seem like a simple process, but there are plenty of potential pitfalls to watch out for. Hiring professionals may cost you more in the short-term, but doing so is often a smart move if you want long-lasting results. Here are five benefits of hiring professional deck staining services.
1. Quality Stains and Paints
Just about anyone can purchase the best wood deck stain and paint products at their local hardware store. However, the average person most likely won’t know what to look for in a deck coating. Finding the right match for your deck depends on a number of factors, such as your deck’s composition, age, current condition, and more. When you hire professionals, they will take the guesswork out of this process and determine which stain or paint is optimal for your deck, which will result in a better-looking, more durable finish.
2. Surface Preparation
Before painting or staining any surface, you have to make sure it is ready to receive the coating. This means it must be clean at the very least, but often also stripped of any previous coatings and/or sanded down. One of the best ways to properly prepare a deck for a new coating is to thoroughly pressure wash it, blasting away dirt, debris, contaminants, and any loose paint or stain. That said, not everyone has access to a pressure washer, let alone knows how to operate it safely and effectively. Fortunately, many professional deck staining contractors double as pressure washing services, taking care of this part of the job for you.
3. Making Necessary Repairs
It’s also critical that your deck be in its best shape prior to staining. Any deep cracks or holes from pests, extreme temperatures, impact, or other factors must be patched up, missing pieces must be replaced, and any instances of rot or mold must be addressed as well. Some deck repairs are more extensive than others and will require a professional touch to get right. If you hire the right contractor, they will likely be able to make these necessary repairs.
4. Proper Application
Getting your deck ready for staining is challenging enough, but it’s only half the battle, of course. The actual coating process must also be handled with care. Applying deck stain or paint with the wrong technique and/or tools can set you back in terms of funds and time. By hiring a professional, you can have peace of mind knowing that experienced contractors will be applying the product as intended.
5. Easier Maintenance
The best part about having your deck stained or painted professionally is knowing that there will be less of a burden on you to protect your deck. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t regularly sweep, clean, and inspect your deck -- but a properly-coated deck requires less maintenance than one that’s unprotected or improperly stained. Better yet, cleaning a smooth surface is leagues easier than cleaning a rough one.
The Power of Professional Deck Painting and Staining Services
At Nash Painting, we admire and respect those with the DIY spirit, but we’re also happy to step in when the going gets tough. By hiring our team, you can rest assured that your deck is well-protected against whatever threats are out there. And as the summer quickly approaches, what better time to revamp your deck for maximum enjoyment? To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!