About Deck Painting Services
There are many benefits to using deck painting services. If you are looking for low maintenance decking options, paint is the right choice for you. Maintenance costs on decks are sometimes very high and some homeowners find it difficult to keep up with them. Painting a deck can be just as expensive, but if done correctly will last for an extended period of time. Painting a deck is easy and choosing the colors can give your house a facelift.
Painting a wood deck may seem like an overwhelming project to take on, but it is manageable for people who have done home improvement projects before. It requires standard painting supplies that most homeowners already own. Cleaning your wood deck prior to painting it will ensure that the paint will stick and last longer. Professionals will pressure wash your deck to remove dirt, grime, mold spores, mildew, algae and any loose wood fibers that may have come lose over time.
After cleaning your wood deck it is important to let it dry thoroughly before you apply paint. Painting a wet surface can result in peeling and chipping of the paint.
Before applying the primer coat you will want to sand down any rough spots on your deck so that you have a smooth surface for painting. You can rent a hand sander from a local hardware store or purchase one if doing this project yourself. Make sure to use a medium grit sandpaper to remove the weathered wood and allow it to smooth out.
After sanding apply a primer coat as instructed on the label before painting your deck with exterior paint. The number of coats you need will depend on how well your deck was prepped and what kind of paint you are using. Make sure to let each coat dry completely before applying the next. Once the paint is completely dry you can put your final protective clear coat on as well as anything else to finish up the project, such as a sealant or stain if desiredY.