Staining a wood deck or fence plays a vital role in keeping the wood healthy and beautiful for many years. With the unpredictable weather patterns in Kansas City, it is a good idea to stain or seal your wood deck and/or fence every 3-5 years. This will ensure that the wood is preserved and keep it from rotting. Since there are many different shades of stain, staining your deck or fence allows you to put your own personal touch on your backyard. This gives the homeowner the opportunity to add or change color to their yard. Some people appreciate the natural beauty of wood and do not wish to stain their wood. If this happens to be the case, then a clear sealant should be added in place of the stain.
When staining a deck or fence, it is important to make sure that the wood is completely dry before stain or sealant is applied. This allows the stain to properly be absorbed into the wood, which will help the stain last for a longer period of time. Check the weather forecast before staining, because you will want a couple of dry days before and after applying the stain. New decks made with pressure-treated pine wood need to wait at least 6 months for the pine to dry out before being stained. The surface of the wood should also be cleaned before staining. New wood decks or fences only need to be brushed off being applying stain, however, older wood decks should be power washed first to clear all dirt, algae, and other build-up on the surface of the wood.
Prime Fence Company, LLC offers staining services on wood decks and fences in the Kansas City Metro. Feel free to give us a call to request a Free Quote.