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Get Your Deck Ready For Summertime Fun!

Get Your Deck Ready For Summertime Fun!

The weather is warming up and it is time to start having backyard parties. Does your deck need some TLC? If your deck is looking a little tired, we can help bring it back to life. Let us help put the finishing touches on your deck, so you can have your friends over and enjoy it. Decks are often let go much longer than they should be, between refinishing. We recommend that a deck be restained every 2-3 years. When you have a flat surface that water sits on during the winter, the wood really takes a beating.

Now if you want a few tips to make sure your deck looks and stays great, keep reading.

How To Keep Your California Deck Looking Great

Here are the steps needed to keep your deck looking great:

  1. CHECK YOUR DECK FOR DRY ROT. Rot can be a serious problem if left unrepaired. Walk around your deck; you don’t need any tools. Just do a visual inspection, and use your feet. Look for crumbling sections, large cracks, or spores growing. If you see these signs, you can use a screw driver to poke around, and if it is soft, you have rot and will need to replace it before starting to refinish. If you don’t, the problem will only get worse and spread to other areas.
  2. CLEAN YOUR DECK. Once you have cleared it off and checked for rot, then it is time to pressure wash it. You will need a pressure washer, deck cleaning solution, and a scrub brush. Be very careful as pressure washers pack a lot of pounds of pressure and can easily damage the wood if done improperly. You want to wet the deck, apply the cleaner, scrub the deck removing all mildew, moss, etc. You want to make sure you get everything out of the gaps between the wood. Then do a final pressure wash to rinse it off.
  3. Now you are ready to APPLY A STAIN. You can use a clear transparent stain, semi-transparent, or semi-solid depending on how much of the grain you want to show through. The darker the stain the better UV protection provided. Make sure all your sprinklers are turned off, and that the deck has dried a full day since washing. Clean off any leaves or debris that may have settled on the deck overnight. Now you are ready to apply the stain. You need a brush and roller, bucket, and the stain. As you apply the stain make sure to keep a wet edge and go with the grain of the wood. Do not over apply the stain as it will take days to dry and remain sticky. Most of today’s stain are one coat products. After fully drying, you are ready to enjoy!

Deck Painting & Staining Services in Davis, CA

If this seems like a lot of work, it’s because it is! You can hire a professional to do it. Give Brooks Painting a call at 530-753-5074 for your free estimate.

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Eric and his crew were on time every day and did a very thorough job. I was thrilled that they were willing to paint my outdoor light fixtures which were getting rusty. I was particularly impressed how much time they spent going over their work at the end to catch spots that were missed. I’ll be using them again for interior painting.

C Lewis

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

Claude V., Dixon

Very professional, live up to their billing! [The] company was very cooperative, on top of everything. [They] followed through with their commitment.

Marylan T.

The crew is as neat and reliable as the actual painting job and paint used. No boom boxes!! Cordial staff spoke English. The crew got along with each other and worked as a team. The actual finish is / was beautiful. We would like to use Brooks again!

Donna H.

Consummate professionals! We hired Brooks to repaint the exterior of our house, and they did a fantastic job. The paint looks wonderful, everyone was also on time, friendly, and respectful of our property. Exceptional communication through the entire process. I was worried about damage to the landscaping near the house (bad previous experience with another outfit), but they were all very understanding and the crew was super careful. Did what they said they would do with no weirdness, no smoking, no radio, and they cleaned up after themselves nicely. This picky customer is very happy!

Lisa Goodin

Mark and the team from Brook’s Painting are exceptional at their jobs. We recently renovated a 5000sqft home and they did all the painting. Their attention to detail and investment in our project is so appreciated, and we knew we were in good hands with them. The value they add by identifying issues, making suggestions and going the extra mile to deliver quality work and make sure we are happy with our home is such a breath of fresh air. I would hire this team and company for any future work in a heartbeat and can’t say enough how amazing they are!

Kirsten Martin

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland

It was fun working with Chris and his crew. I’ve never had a contracted job go so smoothly from start to finish. The office was responsive to my needs, Corey was patient and helpful while I made color choices, and Chris made sure I was happy with the crew’s work every step of the way. Gabriel does amazing work as well. Very much a perfectionist like Chris. I don’t have a bad thing to say. The job is absolutely stunning and I’ve had so many neighbors tell me it’s beautiful. I’m happy to put one of your signs in my front yard if you’d like so people know as they drive by who did the work. Thank you Brooks Painting. I will be recommending you to anybody who asks.

D. White

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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