Step By Step Instructions Of Staining A New Deck
Staining a deck discover the rich colors as well as textures of the wood's surface. However, applying wood stain to a deck will do more than intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of it's appearance. Exterior wood stain is very helpful in providing vital protection from the elements as well as protecting the lumber from warping. Staining a deck, irrespective of using a clear coat or an on-trend color is an important element when it comes to properly maintaining as well as protecting your deck from the elements. Decks are exposed to harsh conditions, which may include rain and sunlight, which can rapidly speed up wear and tear. Staining your deck as well as refinishing it regularly are two important steps that you need to take in order to keep your deck looking good for many years.
Thing's You Will Need
- A Paint Roller
- Paint Brushes
- A Staining Sponge
- A?Paint Pad?Applicator
- An Airless Paint Sprayer
Step 1: Clear And Sweep The Deck
Clean the deck surface rigorously before staining in order to make sure that the stain coats are applied uniformly and do not peel when dry.
- First of all, pull out the patio furniture as well as potted plants from the deck. Sweep the deck in order to get rid of all the leaves and other debris.?
- Now, put or spread wood cleaner to the surface of the deck. Allow it to stay on the wood surface for at least 15 minutes, before working the cleaner into the surface of the deck with the help of a?scrub brush. Scrub rigorously in order to get rid of all residue.
- Rinse the cleaner from the deck with the help of a garden hose or a?pressure washer?supplied with a 45-degree tip set at 1200 to 1400 psi. Spray using the grain of the wood.?
- Allow at least a day or two for the deck to dry. As soon as the deck is dry, use an orbital sander having 60-grit or?80-grit sandpaper in order to get rid of any remaining residue from the deck.
Step 2: Prepare The Deck For Staining
- Examine the deck closely for wood damage before replacing any broken, rotted, or warped boards. Inspect the surface for broken screws or exposed nails before replacing them if needed. Put or spread an insignificant amount of deck stripper to an area on the deck.
- Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes, before wiping it off with the help of a rag. If the stain comes off, then the stain is water-based. Read & go through the directions on the deck stripper in order to eliminate this stain from the deck. If it does not come off, then the stain is oil-based. Oil-based stains can be recoated after using a deck cleaner.
Step 3: Stain The Railing And Other Raised Features
Firstly, you need to apply stains to the handrails, balusters, as well as spindles. Before applying stain, use?painter’s tape?in order to safeguard areas like the house's siding.?Sweep the deck one more time in order to get rid of any leaves, dust, or debris that might have settled at the time the cleaner was drying.?
- Stir the stain rigorously before applying and pour into a paint tray. Apply the stain to a test patch of wood in order to make sure you are satisfied with its color as well as appearance.
- Start the process by staining the railings, posts, as well as balusters with the help of a paintbrush or hand-held paint pad. Use long as well as even strokes & stain the inner as well as outer sides of the deck stair handrails.
- Protect the deck surface using towels or a drop cloth underneath the stair railing as well as around the balusters and spindles & then stain them. They will catch falling stain drips as well as specks and protect the deck surface.
Step 4: Stain The Deck Boards
Before starting to stain the deck boards, you need to decide whether you are looking to use exterior stairs or the door to your house as your exit. Spread the stain while moving in the direction of your exit. Make sure not to stain yourself into a corner.
- Stain the deck boards with the help of a?paint pad?applicator secured to a pole, or a pole-supplied roller. An applicator or roller will help you to stain a large deck surface in less time. It is less labor-intensive in comparison to staining a large deck using a paintbrush by hand and more accurate as compared to using a pressurized sprayer.
- Spread one coat of stain in long as well as even strokes. Generally, one coat will be sufficient. Use a paintbrush in order to stain between cracks and in any problem areas. As soon as you are done, clean the brushes as well as the paint tray. Allow the stain to dry for roughly 24 hours.
Step 5: Stain The Stairs
As soon as you have applied stain to the railings as well as the deck floor, now you only need to stain the stairs. For better results, you can use a large paintbrush or hand-held paint pad applicator. Apply an even coat of stain to the stairs and add another coat if necessary. Staining a deck will safeguard it from fading, natural wear, as well as water damage. Make staining easy and get exceptional results by prepping as well as cleaning your deck in advance. After learning how to stain a deck, you can refresh its appearance every few years in order to make sure that your deck stays beautiful.