Deck is place to relax and gather with your friends or family. But deck also vulnerable to many damages since it’s located in the outdoor space which it exposed directly to sun rays, rain, wind, and other kinds of weather. This condition made deck easily damaged. Well no surprise if many homeowners dissatisfied with their deck because of many factors. Most of them felt that their deck not look as good as their expect or not last long. So, maintaining a deck is very important and staining it properly is one way you can maintain your deck. Well, here we have some tips how to staining a deck.
First, is the preparation stage? You need to take enough time to prepare this project. Assess what your deck need. Take time to consider the pressure treated lumber to weather for a few months and dry before it done stained. Anyway take enough time to consider everything. Then of course you can prepare the needed tools and materials. Clean the deck before you start staining. After that apply wood brighteners. It is really easy to be applied. Then you can start to apply the staining. There is a water based stain you can try now. This product is more durable and longer lasting than conventional oil-based alternatives. Of course you still have to read the direction from the can because every product has its own differences and directions. Pay attention on number of coats of stain you should apply, how long you have to wait, how long it needs to clean the wood and what kind of weather it can be exposed, and many other things. After staining process, as I said above, maintenance is really important. So, to make your deck looks bright every time, you should do some regular maintenance, like use wood brightener or light staining. Well, staining a deck can be a nice project!