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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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From the estimator to our office team, field employees to Crew Leader, we want you to know that you’re valued, cared for, and safe.

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You deserve total transparency, accountability, and exceptional work. No skipped steps or opting for the “easy way.”

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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.

Serenity Now

Chris and Gabriel were amazing. Corey was patient and helpful in answering questions and while I decided on colors. The office was easy to contact and had good follow-through. Thank you so much to Brooks for a job I could not possibly be happier with. Feel free to use me as a reference!

Laura P

They are on time! They show up! It was a big job and they were good and fast. Very nice guys.

Tracy W.

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

Claude V., Dixon

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

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

We would recommend them highly. [They] painted and did a good job. Kept everything clean and cleaned up after, very polite.

Muriel Y.

This is a business you can trust to do an excellent job and keep all promises. Came on time, completed in time stated, beautiful result!

Sandra & David M.

Very professional, I appreciate the time they took to make sure everything was taken care of for my house! I really liked that Jaime stepped up and told me not to paint my front door like the house and then chose a color that worked great. Thank you!

Dale S.

Brooks Painting painted our home in Sacramento in March of 2022. Tim did a great job power washing our home. Corey, Flint, and Kristen were very helpful in the bid and. planning. process. The painting crew was excellent. Arrived on time each day and the project was finished in 5 days as promised. All worked very hard.

M Hawkins

Bud was always available and extremely knowledgeable. He was always willing to go that extra step and also explain things thoroughly.

Michelle B.

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.

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