Fairfax VA Deck Staining

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Fairfax VA Deck Refinishing - The Deck Staining Process

As a homeowner, one of the hardest decisions for completing your deck refinishing project near Fairfax, VA is selecting which type of stain to apply to your deck. Here at NOVA Deck Doctor we specialize in deck refinishing in the Fairfax, VA area, and we would be glad to help you with your selection.

Oil based stains will soak into the woods pores more thoroughly than water based stains and will last longer too. You might want to take a sample piece of wood with you to the paint store so that you can be sure what the actual stain color will look like once applied. Depending on the type of wood, you cannot always rely on the color brochure. To get the best results, use a quality natural bristle brush instead of a polyester brush for oil based stain.

Now the FUN begins. After all the time you put into preparing your deck and selecting your stain for your deck refinishing in the Fairfax, VA area, you are finally ready to stain your deck. Start with the handrails and work your way down to the decking boards. The natural bristle brush should be used for staining small areas such as the handrails and trim boards. It is best to stain the decking boards with a flat paint pad applicator. This will allow you to cover a larger area faster while maintaining a wet edge which will give you the best results for applying the stain.

Key Points to Applying Stain for Your Deck Fairfax VA Deck Refinishing Project

  • Make sure to let your deck dry completely after cleaning. Allow at least two days without any rain before you apply the stain. If not, the stain will not absorb into the wood as well.
  • If you want the grain of the wood to show through, select oil based semi-transparent stain.
  • If you want the finish to look like paint, select a solid opaque stain.
  • Make sure the stain or sealer is water repellent.

Deck refinishing near Fairfax, VA can be done as a DIY project or if you do not feel like tackling such a project or do not have the extra time, call our professionals at NOVA Deck Doctor. We would be more than happy to send our team out to your home in the Fairfax, VA area and complete the entire deck refinishing for you and your family.

See what some of our customers think

Now that the deck is done it is beautiful. We love the workmanship and just being able to sit out in the back of our house with friends and grill out. This company truly has our gold star approval for professionalism and quality of work.

- Sharon J.
Arlington, VA

The Deck Doctor crew worked clean and made sure all debris was removed upon completion. They even added a "sunburst" pattern to the deck railing at the entrance to give it a more inviting look.

- Scott H.
Alexandria, VA

They began building our deck the same day as the permit was granted, and finished in two days and clean up was spotless. We are delighted by the quality of the materials and workmanship.

- Mr. & Mrs. Peter J
Arlington, VA

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