shutterstock_195585575Picking the right time to stain your deck is important because stripping and staining a deck isn’t easy work. Rain, heavy winds and, of course, snow, can create all kinds of problems, if you care about your deck, you’ll not only want to do it correctly, you’ll also want to do it at the right time.  Staining a deck is costly, and you’ll want to make sure you do it correctly.

Stay Dry

Choosing the right time to stain your deck greatly depends on the humidity and climate in your location.

Your best bet is to stain your deck after the rainy season but before the hot summer approaches.  It generally takes two to four days without rain and temperatures below 85 degrees for the stain to dry properly. Another great time to do this is during autumn because the temperatures are gentle, it is dry, and there is very little humidity. By staining before winter, this ensures that the wood is safe from any damage the cold weather can cause.

The high cost of staining a deck is likely the reason so many people opt to just paint the wood rather than re-stain it. The only problem with this is it only means more upkeep later if you end up with results you don’t care for.

You can always call us to strip and clean your deck, then once the weather is just right in the spring, we can stain it. Once the climate is drier, the wood will better accept the stain.

It is Not Something to Risk

Don’t make the mistake of trying to stain your deck too soon! You could end up messing up the organic process by which accidently using an inferior stain on top of any oils that may be released over time. This is why it is important to make sure you only use a high-quality stain for this project.

If you want to do it yourself, try stripping and cleaning your deck once fall approaches and wait until early spring to begin staining it since the weather will most likely permit it.

The last thing you want is having all of your hard work be wasted, spending loads of money only to end up with results you do not like. This is why is important to take your time, prepare and get things done right the first time.

You do not have to do this alone! Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need professional help to take this heavy load off your shoulders. Getting help with your deck is worth it. Hire a professional so that you can relax and have the pleasure of an attractive finished deck.

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