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Question DetailsAsked on 8/2/2017

I'm looking for a professional company that can stain my wooden deck

Need help standing my wooden porch

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Some Deck and Porch companies do this, otherwise Painting would be your Search the List category to find bidders.

Note without proper cleaning and prep you are throwing your money away - the staining part is probably only about 20-30% of total cost of a good staining job.

A penetrating low-build stain (one that a high-build one that soaks in and stains rather than forming a heavy coating like a paint) will last longer and not peel - though you will still see the grain and any flaws in the wood because it does not "cover" completely like a high-build stain (second best choice) or a paint.

Generally if this deck has not been cleaned and restained every few years (in which case you would have to use same type of stain previously used) it will probably require two coats to do the job right.

And if deck is being stripped and sanded down to base material and does not have a latex or silicone filler or sealer in the wood (contractor would have to test a spot to see) an oil-based (paint thinner solvent) stain like the oil-based Olympic line will penetrate far better and last a lot longer.

Course, my personal preference is a copper based mineral spirit based preservative from Cupreanol or similar - giving you treated wood unless you ubject to that. But only comes a ligthish green and a dark brown, though with some trouble you can blend the two or with oil-based pigment you can darken the green up to something in between if you want, though of course entire batch needed for the job should be mixed at one time to get a consistent tone in that case.

More about deck staining in the Home > Deck link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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