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Deck Painting & Staining Maintenance for Sacramento Areas

Spring is here and before we know it summer days will grow long and hot. Whether you are lounging around the pool deck or using the deck for a summer cookout, proper care and maintenance of the deck will keep it in pristine condition for years to come.  And, just because the wood looks dingy, you do not have to invest in a new deck.  Proper cleaning, some basic maintenance and some fresh stain may restore the luster of your outdoor haven.

Unfortunately, the ravages of nature will wear down the new shiny surfaces of your wood deck and it may even begin to look gray or black in color. Properly inspecting and cleaning the deck on a regular basis is a must for the life of the deck.  As you begin your inspection, first look for dry rot, which is a fungus that forms in moist wood, generally those areas shaded from sunlight.  If left untreated, it will spread and could destroy entire timbers, causing some structural failure.  Be diligent in your search, looking between timbers, and where the timbers and boards meet. Using a screwdriver, jab lightly at the wood.  If there is little resistance to your efforts, or if the wood feels like cardboard, there may be some dry rot.  If there are badly damaged boards or timbers, these should be replaced.  However, if damage is minimal, slightly chipping the damaged wood and applying a fungicide may solve your problem.

Once the initial inspection of the deck is complete, the deck surface should be properly cleaned. Many get excited to pull out the power washer, but you must use caution if using a power washer, as the power can damage the soft fibers of the wood.  Instead, you can use a wood cleaner that will soak into the wood, cleaning away the algae, mildew and dirt. Scrubbing the surface thoroughly and spraying the surface with a garden hose will remove most of the ugly dirt that has built up.  Once the deck has dried, a deck sealer or stain can be applied.  This should be applied only to a deck that is not already sealed or stained and should be done on a clear day when there is no rain.  The best choices for sealants are "pigmented" sealants as the pigments absorb UV rays and diminish the discoloration so often seen on wood decks.

A beautiful deck can be enjoyed most of the year, but should be properly maintained.  The professionals at Brooks Painting have the expertise to inspect, repair, clean and stain your deck, which will certainly extend the life of the deck and add to the enjoyment of your outdoor space.

(Power Wash note: Brooks Painting is trained in how to use a power-washer to clean a deck, which is the best way for a thorough cleaning.)

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Hiring Brooks Painting was an easy and professional process the whole way through, from the estimate to the completion of having my very high walls edged, where I was unable to reach them. Crew Leader Eric was prompt and super capable, which was a relief since he had to maneuver and climb a very tall ladder. He was also in the process of teaching a newer painter and I admired his positive and encouraging manner. In addition, he was willing to respond to my requests with ease. No regrets here! The edging looks amazing and only took 4 hours to complete.

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Kay M

We chose Brooks Painting based on their excellent reputation. It was an excellent choice! We had them do a complete exterior and almost complete interior painting of our two story house. They were done separately, while we were out of town. We are very pleased with the quality of the work. They even fixed up a few mistakes made by a crew that painted a portion of our interior ceilings a month prior (removal of asbestos popcorn ceiling), at no extra charge. Cleanup was great, also. They repaired some dry rot that was uncovered (extra charge, but worth it), and they even moved furniture back into place as well as put back the curtain rods that I had taken down, which wasn't expected. I highly recommend them, and will use them again for any future paint jobs.

Charlie Russell

Brooks Panting Inc. just finished painting the exterior of our house. The crew did a terrific job. The house is a mid century modern with redwood paneling and an unusual amount of trim work. The Brooks crew was efficient, the quality of the painting was exceptional and the work was completed on time! Because of the age of the house several panels needed to be replaced. Brooks had the expertise to closely match the new paneling with the old paneling. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. They are professionals!

Daniel Dykstra

Brooks Painting has be in business a long time in our area. As a native resident we have seen and heard of their professional & quality painting. In looking for bids on painting our house Brooks was referred numerous times. When Jeremy came out to meet us we were sold on using their services and looked no further. Every aspect of this company was very upfront, professional and made us feel safe, valued and comfortable hiring them. The office staff kept good communication with us. The color matching was perfect. The crew showed up on time, were respectful and did a great job from prep to the final end of the project. The warranty offered was a plus and the liability coverage gave us peace of mind also. The price was well worth all that was included in the project so we had little to do but move our stuff away from the house. Thank you Brooks painting, crew and staff for making our home new again :)

Karen Boone

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Marilou R., Winters

Very professional. Painters were very accommodating on the little things.

Claude V., Dixon

I have always received excellent customer service and the crews are always very concerned about ensuring satisfaction!

Shawn W.

Listened to my needs and offered good suggestions. Customer confidence in value and quality.

John K.

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