There is nothing as satisfying as sitting out on the deck in Summer. Even more so when you invite family or guests round to share the beauty of your deck with you. Which is great if your deck is spick and span, but less satisfying if weathering has taken the shine off your deck, and started the deterioration that will inevitably leave to rot if it's left uncared for. Decks are completely exposed to the elements which means they're at the mercy of sun, wind, rain, and worse every day of the year. Eventually that will start to cause visible damage, which is why you need to take care of your deck. Experts recommend repainting your deck every three to four years to keep it looking its best. It doesn't have to be as expensive as you fear, and the reward is a beautiful deck you and your family can enjoy. Plus a well-cared for deck does wonders for the curbside appeal and therefore the value of your house. Painting Highlands Ranch can do all that for you. Call us now.
Proper preparation means more than just washing your deck. Painting Highlands Ranch will carefully inspect your deck and see just how it is being weathered or damaged as that will affect what we recommend in terms of staining, painting, or other treatments for your deck. Depending on what we find we may need to do repairs and certainly to sand any weathered areas to remove damage and prepare the surfaces so they will get maximum benefit from the paint or stain to be applied.
Untreated wood is one of the toughest substances for paint to stick to and even wood that has been treated and painted in the past can be reduced to the state of untreated wood in patches if weathering is severe. Failing to prime those surfaces means risking any paint coming unstuck and being easily stripped off which then means repainting which is more expensive than getting it right in the first place. Old fashioned oil based primer is still probably the best way of preparing wood, though at Painting Highlands Ranch we can propose a number of priming possibilities depending on your needs.
Staining doesn't last as long as painting but it has the advantage that it shows off the wood and its grain beautifully. Properly done stain will seep deep into your wood and help protect from rain and groundwater damage. Improperly done it will have to be redone sooner than otherwise necessary, which is why you should call the professionals at Painting Highlands Ranch for a top end look to your deck.
Modern paints are by far the best way tot protect your decking and some, when properly applied by the professionals at Painting Highlands Ranch, can last up to ten years. Painting means an almost unlimited range of looks so talk to us today and we can open your eyes to the possibilities for how you want your deck to look and last.