How do I stain a deck?

October 2, 2020

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  1. Stained decks withstand extreme weather, dust and dirt and stains from spills. Here are some simple steps to stain your deck and keep it new.

    • Choosing the correct stain is the first step: More opaque the stain, better it will withstand wear and weather conditions.
    • Clean and dry your deck to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating over it and making it clumsy.
    • Avoid staining in direct sunlight and make sure temperature ranges from 50 to 90 °F.
    • Excessive drying can cause marks and uneven drying.
    • Use a natural bristle brush rather than a roller to ensure filling of pores and open grains.
    • Be careful at the joints and avoid spilling.
    • While it does take time, periodic staining every 2 years is required to maintain the beauty of the deck.

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