Should You Stain or Paint Your Deck?

During your whole home maintenance session, it’s important not to overlook your deck. However, some homeowners are torn between having their deck stained or painted.

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Deck Painting

There are a lot of good reasons why you should have your deck painted. First, it gives your deck a consistent color which improves your home’s exterior appearance. You also don’t have to worry about refinishing for the time being as long as you’ve applied a high-quality paint coating. A deck that’s painted with this kind of quality can last for around 10 years before repainting is required.

Deck experts recommend applying a fresh coat of paint to old decking systems. This way, you can hide deck imperfections, and you can spruce up your home’s exterior while increasing your home’s resale value in the long run.

Deck Staining

Homeowners choose to stain their decks in order to protect it from weathering caused by the elements. Quality stains can protect your wood grain, preventing moisture that causes mold growth and rotting. It also makes your wood look more vibrant, and this is especially apparent for wood decks made from materials like cypress, redwood and cedar. It emphasizes the best characteristics of your decking, such as the color, graining and texture as well while offering protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Paddy’s is a leading source of top-rated exterior improvement solutions in and around Newark, DE. Call us today at (302) 208-9510, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to creating a cozier and more pleasant living space for you and your family!

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