Painting Vs. Staining your Deck
Summer time is the best time, for any outdoor projects you may have coming up! Deck refinishing is top on the list of popular jobs for us during the sunny season! A traditional wooden deck is a staple in backyards across America that everyone can enjoy! Although, decks do require routine maintenance and a bit of love from time to time.
Staining: retains the natural beauty of wood and lets the grain show through and is also available in many colors, great for cabins or properties with heavy shrubbery. Protects wood from weather damage, moisture-resistant and doesn’t get to slippery. Deck stain is economical to maintain and shows imperfections for a rustic look, natural look.
Painting: Available in any color, completely transforms your deck and hides the natural grains. Offers a completely transformed and modern look. Great for variety or an eye popping vibe. Oil-based paint offers the best protection from moisture, whereas latex paints provide the best defense against UV- related fading.
Both paint and stain can give you a deck that lasts years longer than it would if left untreated. These materials make the wood less water absorbent, causing the wood to stay dry on the inside. They also include compounds designed to protect the wood from harmful UV rays, which means less of the awful sun damage that can ruin exposed wood decks.