After a long, harsh winter, your deck might be in need of some attention, especially if you’ve got summer party plans. Choosing a quality stain product that beautifies and protects your home’s exterior could save you big headaches—and backaches—in the future. Deck staining is a quick and easy way to add some vibrancy and class to your outdoor living space while going easy on the wallet.
You may already have a vision of what your deck or home’s exterior should look like—maybe a subtle transparent or semi-transparent stain that brings out the wood’s natural properties, or perhaps a more daring approach with a solid colour like mahogany, coffee, or even grey. Or you might have no idea, and are overwhelmed by the number of choices and things to consider: Do you simply use the same product for the deck, railings, and posts, or do you get creative with mixing and matching? In any case, consulting an expert is a safe and rewarding bet.
Paint Source Plus is a good source for the right product and the right advice. They stock a wide array of stains for your deck and home’s exterior, including Flood and Sikken brands. But where to start and what questions to ask? One thing to consider is the status of the wood; if it’s on its last legs and likely to be replaced soon, you may want to consider a solid stain. This will mask inconsistencies. Conversely, newer wood might just need something to highlight its character, which can be achieved with a clear or transparent stain.
If you’re looking for inspiration, Paint Source Plus can help; their knowledgeable staff and well-stocked supply of visual materials can guide you in the right direction. They can also help if you’re concerned about coordinating colours, for example, between your deck and your fence, or your deck and your home’s bricks. They have products in every price range, look, and level of protection covered. Don’t confine another summer party to the not-so-great indoors.