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Deck Staining

Deck Due For a Stain?

If your deck is looking dull, rotted, and dilapidated it's time to bring it back to life. A deck can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors but not when it becomes a safety hazard and an eye sore. A few new boards, some sanding, and a couple coats of stain is all you need for a deck that looks good as new.

Varnishing the Deck

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Process & Information

When it comes to home maintenance, deck staining is an important and necessary task that should be done on a regular basis. Decks that are exposed to the elements can become faded, stained, and rotted over time. When it's time to restore lean on the pro's at Ardsley Pressure Washing for the results you need.


Cleaning the deck🧼

The first step in deck staining and restoration is to clean the deck. At APW we tailor our approach to every deck based on the level of leftover stain, algae, moss and other surface contaminants. When cleaning and or stripping a deck we use a multi step cleaning process in order to enhance the natural wood tones and achieve that natural golden brown we all desire in a deck.

Types of Stain🎨

When it comes to deck staining and restoration, there are a few different types of stains that can be used.

These include:

1. Oil-based stains 

2.Water-based stain

 Oil-based stains are the most durable, but they take the longest to dry and are more difficult to apply. Water-based stains provide a more uniform color but don’t last as long. 

Stain Opacities🖌️

1. Translucent - These come in natural tones or light grays and offer minimal pigment. They show the most amount of wood grain and offer the least amount of UV protection and longevity. This is a good option for decks with brand new wood that should be shown off.

2. Semi Transparent - These come in more colors, offer more durability and longevity then translucent, and still allow a lot of wood grain to show through. This is a good option for decks in good shape with minimal imperfections.

3. Semi Solid - Offers more durability and longevity than the prior two stain opacities but it will cover more of the wood grain. This is a better option for older decks with more imperfections.

4. Solid Stain - Offers the most durability and longevity whilst covering most of the wood grain. Best suited for owners with older decks or owners who would prefer a lower maintenance finish.

More Prep & Sanding👷

At APW we sand multiple times over to prevent the risks of splinters and to also promote proper adhesion and absorption of the stain product. We tape off siding and other miscellaneous areas, as well as resetting nails.

Maintaining the Finish👍

Deck staining is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. However, with regular maintenance, your deck will continue to look great for years to come. The key is to make sure that the initial cleaning and staining is done properly. This will ensure that the deck looks great and lasts as long as possible. It’s also important to remember that deck staining and restoration is an ongoing process. Depending on the climate and other factors, it may be necessary to repeat the process every couple of years. This will help to keep the deck looking its best and ensure that it will last for years to come.

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  • Are you insured?
    We carry full liability insurance!
  • Do you do commercial work?
    Yes. Give us a call at 914-222-0528 to schedule a free in person quote.
  • How do you price your quotes?
    We quote based on the size(sq/ft) of the area and adjust according to the difficulty of the cleaning.

George is the consummate professional and his services are worth it. We called one afternoon, got an estimate a day later & power washing done 2 days after that. He and his team are honest, reliable and courteous. I would highly, highly, highly recommend George & his team and I’d refer them to everyone I know. I give them a 10+, truly a 5 star establishment.

- Mike V

Ardsley, NY

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Based in Ardsley we Service All of the Tri-State's Exterior Cleaning Needs.

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