As the weather changes and seasons pass, exposure to exterior harsh elements can cause wear and tear on your wooden deck, leading to rotting, splitting, twisting and discoloration. To minimize these effects, stains and seals are applied over the deck to protect it against pounding rains, scorching sun, and gnawing bugs.
Over time, however, these protective coatings, too, succumb to the wear and tear brought about by the persistent elements, and hence the need to occasionally re-apply the stains and sealers. But how often should you stain your deck? You might ask. Well, the answer depends on the type of stain used, among other factors.
When staining a deck, professionals have a number of different types of stain to choose from. There are solid stains, semisolid stains, semitransparent stains, and transparent stain types. All these have varying durability and protective capability. Here is a detailed look at top factors that will affect your deck staining frequency:
The Bottom Line
Therefore, how often should you re-stain your deck? I believe you now know better. As a bonus tip, having your deck stained by a professional will go a long way in extending the durability and efficiency of your protective film. And if you need professional assistance staining your deck, our extremely experienced and highly trained crew can help. Simply give us a call (858)505-1361, so we can chat about your project.