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  • Minneapolis South & St Louis Park, MN Deck Staining

    Guide to deck staining brought to you by CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis Park, MN.

    Is your deck beginning to crack and look a bit dull? Edina, MN deck staining is a residential painting project that could change the look of the exterior of your home. Deck wood can turn gray as a result of weathering. It may be time to have your deck re-stained or re-painted. CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis Park, MN recommends having a painting crew refinish your wooden deck every one and a half to two years. Decks constantly weather harsh conditions such as snow, rain, and the hot beating sun. It is vital to protect a wooden surface, such as a deck, with a long lasting sealer, from ultraviolet sun damage and moisture damage. Choosing the right deck stain can make all the difference in the world.

    Once the deck has been properly cleaned through power washing and sanding, you are now ready to seal the deck. 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. There is three basic types of deck staining materials currently available on the market: clear, semi-transparent, and opaque stains. A clear wood stain has the shortest lifespan and typically vanishes within a few short months. A semi-transparent stain gives a tint to your wood, but still allows you to see the natural grain and texture of the wood. A semi-transparent stain can be reapplied every two to three years. Opaque stains can last up to five years, but they are the most likely to peel. Opaque stains allow limited visibility of the wood’s texture.

    As you can see, there are pros and cons to each wood stain. However, each Edina, MN deck staining project stain serves a purpose and could be the best option for you depending on the results you desire. If you love the natural look of the wood and do not mind having the stain reapplied every year, then a clear wood stain might be right for you. All in all, make sure to take proper care of your deck by re-sealing it whenever necessary. Residential painting crews at CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South & St Louis Park, MN have years of experience sealing and staining decks to protect them from extreme weather conditions. Call CertaPro Painters today to determine which wood stain finish is right for you!

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CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South & St. Louis Park, MN
Interior and Exterior House Painting Professionals
7333 Gallagher Drive, Suite 139
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 800-462-3782