Decks are a great addition to any home. Not only do they add value and charisma to a backyard or front porch, they also offer a place to sit and just enjoy the outside world around you. Even more appealing are wooden decks which look great for most homes and blend in better with natural surroundings. Here are ways to keep your wooden deck, or future wooden deck, appealing enough to enjoy the outdoors for years to come through staining and minimal maintenance.
The best way to be completely happy with your deck and to make it last is to add a stain and seal. Choosing a particular deck stain depends mainly on you! Other considerations include the color of your home and surrounding foliage - how will the color of your deck support or take away from your garden or home. Stain comes in a variety of light, medium or dark and rich brown colors. The best ones are those that also protect wood, and penetrate the wood's surface allowing for a better and longer lasting hold. Worried about scratches? Darker stains are not only beautiful, but they also offer a little more camouflage for surfaces that need it.
Because decks are exposed to varying temperatures outdoors, maintaining a stained deck is vital to keeping it beautiful. Light washings during warmer temperatures and refinishing about every 2 years is important to keep your deck having that new feeling. Want to change the stain all together? Fortunately, that too is possible! Stains are a great way to change the look and appearance of your deck without having to invest too much money by tearing down and getting a different wood. The great thing about stains is that they allow you to achieve a look without having to totally bust your budget.
Protect your deck to ensure longevity. Sealants and polishes are a great way to do this as well as making sure the surfaces are often cleaned. Want a stain to last longer? Brighteners used before applying a stain open the wood to absorb the color more for lasting results that you and your family can enjoy.
Contact us for deck staining styles and other household needs. We at All Chores No More believe in eliminating the stress of everyday household chores so you can enjoy your home a little bit more.