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Outdoor Deck Maintenance: Should You Paint or Stain?

The exterior deck has become the outdoor living space of choice for the modern American household. As a homeowner, you should realize that this part of your home requires maintenance. Constant exposure to the elements can weaken the unprotected wood, leading to cracks, splits and discoloration. That said, one question comes to mind: should you paint or stain your outdoor deck?

Harmony Home Improvement, your local deck and vinyl siding installation services company, takes a look at the advantages of both choices.

Painting Your Outdoor Deck

If your outdoor deck is particularly old and weathered, then this option is for you. A quality paint job provides the deck a uniform look, which can be appealing for many homeowners. As long as it is done by a professional, it can last for at least ten years before needing repainting.

Also, with this option, you won’t be limited in your color choices. You can either match your deck with the rest of your home’s exterior or use it to complement your home’s colors. Another thing about painting the deck is that doing so hides the imperfections of surfaces that exude a weathered look.

Staining Your Outdoor Deck

Staining your outdoor deck is for you if you want to highlight wood’s unique characteristics and beautiful grain. By applying a quality seal, you prevent moisture from penetrating the wooden deck while creating a less slippery surface.

While painting covers the entire wood surface, staining allows you to choose how much or how little the natural wood shows through. A variety of stains are available, including solid, semi-transparent and clear.

For top-notch deck installation services, turn to Harmony Home improvement. We will work with you to design and build a deck that fits your exact needs. We can install a ground-level, raised, or multi-level deck that complements your home’s architectural style.

Our pros can also inspect your existing deck and make the necessary repairs, along with staining and sealing the unit. We check for loose nails and other fasteners, reinforce railings, sand splintered areas and ensure the stability of each component.

We are a company you can rely on if you also need roofing or replacement window services. Call us at (860) 645-8899 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. Our Connecticut service areas include the counties of Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and other surrounding counties in CT.


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