Deck Staining

There are many advantages of wooden decks in Fremont, CA, residential properties. It provides the perfect place to chill or entertain guests, gives the home a more aesthetic look, and brings added value to a property, among other things. That’s why wooden decks require constant upkeep to maintain their appearance and protect it from damage.

If your wooden deck has seen better days, restoring its appearance is time. You have probably wondered whether you need to stain it. Cleaning, sealing, and refinishing a wooden deck are a considerable project, and Custom Painting, Inc. can help. The best painting contractors in Fremont provide professional deck staining solutions that help keep your wooden decks in good shape and protected against the weather and foot traffic.

Benefits of deck staining

Regularly staining your wooden deck gives you the following advantages:

  • It enhances your deck’s appearance – Staining your wooden deck will help maintain and even enhance its appearance. Deck stains are available in a wide range of colors and tints. So, whether you want to keep your wooden deck’s natural color and grain or completely transform its appearance with a new color, there are several staining options for your needs and preferences.
  • It protects and preserves the wood – Staining protects and preserves your wooden deck in many ways. It provides your deck with a layer of protection from the sun’s UV rays and moisture. Staining can also help your deck to withstand a significant amount of everyday foot traffic and impact.
  • Increased lifespan – Regularly staining your deck provides it with sufficient protection against moisture damage, damage from the sun’s UV rays, and insect infestation. Staining also enhances your wooden deck’s appearance and keeps it in great shape for a long time.
  • It is faster and easier than painting – Generally speaking, staining is a much quicker and easier sealing option than painting. One of the biggest differences between painting and staining is that staining usually doesn’t require priming, allowing you to complete the project in almost half the time that you would have spent if you chose to paint your deck. The ease of application is one of the reasons why staining a wooden deck is a much more preferred option than painting it.

When to stain a deck? And how often?

When should you re-stain your deck, and how often? The usual answer to that is every 2 to 3 years. But every deck is different depending on the location, temperature, climate, and the level of foot traffic.

If your deck has been previously stained and you want to stain it again, you must strip the existing coating first before applying a fresh layer of wood stain. While stripping the old stain means extra work, it achieves the best results, so it’s all worth the effort.

Our deck staining services

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Depending on the project, Custom Painting, Inc.’s surface prep and staining process typically include:

  • Cleaning and sanding – Depending on your deck’s present condition, we will remove and scrape any dirt, gravel, peeling, or chipped old paint. If your deck is previously stained, we will strip off the old stain. Then, we will sand the surface, eliminate bumps and rough spots, and create a smoother surface prior to staining.
  • Choosing the stain – It depends on your preference or the present condition of your wood deck. If your wooden deck is fairly new and you want to maintain its natural look, go for clear stains. But if your deck has aged a bit and shows some imperfections, you may want to go for a semi-transparent or solid stain to partly or completely mask those flaws. Oil-based stains do the job better than water-based stains in terms of coverage. However, oil-based stains take longer to dry, typically up to 24 hours, compared to 4 hours with water-based counterparts.
  • Application techniques – Our application technique will depend on your preference, the type of stain chosen, or the type of wood your deck is made of. For instance, on woods with large pores like ash, mahogany, and oak, we may apply a generous amount of stain and increase the pressure to effectively penetrate the pores. Otherwise, we usually stain the deck evenly in the direction of the wood grain. We apply stains using a foam brush, bristle brush, or cloth.

Why choose us?

Here are the reasons why you should choose Custom Painting, Inc. for your interior and exterior painting, deck painting or staining, brick waterproofing, and light construction and installation needs to improve the look and extend the life of your residential properties:

  • Over 40 years of experience in the industry.
  • A dedicated team of painters and project managers. 
  • Experienced, licensed, and insured painters and carpenters.
  • Transparent, detailed, and itemized job estimates – for free!
  • Compliance with work safety standards.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Surface and worksite preparation.
  • After-painting cleanup.
  • High-quality workmanship.
  • Long-lasting results.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Flexible payment options.
  • We stick to our deadlines.
  • Free color consultation.
  • Contracts, warranties, and guarantees.

Contact us!

Custom Painting, Inc. is one of the most trusted interior and exterior painting experts. We also offer staining and painting services to wooden sidings, decks, deck stairs, railings, or other parts of your home that need repairs, replacement, or enhancement. 

With over 40 years of experience and expertise in the paint and light construction service and some of the best painters in Fremont, we ensure that your home will not only look good but also maintain its integrity for many years. Want to give your wooden deck a refreshed look and feel? Call us at 510-795-0903 or send us a message to request a free quote.