Whether a new deck has been built or a deck restoration is being considered, one facet of the process is vital for the homeowner. That involves making the decision to either use deck stain or deck paint on the wood that’s being used. Both are important for the inevitable arrival of inclement weather.
In order to determine which option is the better one for a particular homeowner, here are some key factors to consider:
Individuals who aren’t really interested in having to constantly keep watch on the wood tend to make this choice. That’s because paint will last longer than stain, in many cases lasting a decade before the process needs to be repeated. For those not inclined toward DIY projects, that’s something that can become very important.
Some people like to shake things up with a new color to their deck, something that isn’t always possible with stain. Plus, the ability to completely blot out any indication of the previous color is a selling point that some stains can’t always offer.
Finally, the ability to keep a deck clean through a simple washing is an inviting prospect. While some of those with wood that’s painted white may beg to differ about such ease, the cleaning can go quickly if quality paint was used in the first place.
As positive as those reasons are for choosing paint, there are plenty of negatives to go along with this decision. One of the first concerns that comes to mind is the fact that once the decision to paint is made, the homeowner won’t have the option of changing over to stain-unless they want to deal with plenty of hassles.
In addition, having the skills to paint a deck are magnified by the often messy nature of this type of project. Application of the deck paint should be handled by professionals, which can add to the cost of the overall construction. Plus, some of the paints applied can become slippery under wet or icy conditions.
In contrast to paint, stain is very easy to apply and brings out the appeal of the wood, though the length of time to enjoy that beauty is shorter. Plus, it’s not always good for decks that will see plenty of sun over the course of a summer.
Yet there’s still plenty of positives that made stain a popular choice, especially when choosing Ready Seal products to handle this job. The list of jobs that are involved with painting are either limited or non-existent when it comes to stain.
For example, no primer needs to be applied when using Ready Seal, a time-saver that expedites the project. Also, the different methods of application are such that it can be brushed, sprayed or rolled. Each facet can also be done at any time of the year, with temperature concerns no longer a factor like there are with paint.
Finally, deck stain also comes is a number of different colors and offers a natural appeal. If a deck restoration takes place, using stain to replace a deck that’s been painted is much easier than the other way around.
Regardless of whether you have a new deck you want to enjoy or are undertaking a deck restoration, Ready Seal has the staining products you need, with eight different dark, rich colors available that can be mixed together. Best of all, it’s designed for everyone to use, from the professional to the novice, so make sure to contact us before you start your project.