Need to stain your deck or siding in Columbus, Ohio? Duration Painting knows that refinishing a deck must be done regularly, at least once per year on average to maintain the durability of the wood. Waiting for longer periods may damage some of the boards to the point that they need to be replaced, which quickly gets expensive. If doing it yourself takes too much time or trouble, you need to hire a professional painting company like Duration Painting of Central Ohio to take over the chore.
Sealer is a product intended to protect and waterproof a deck. Before you start making plans to stain and seal your deck, it’s important to protect the deck from its number one enemy: water. Clear sealers have no color and allow the wood’s natural grain and color to show. Tinted sealer adds color to the wood but the grain will still be prominent. Tinted sealers, unlike clear sealers, also offer protection from the sun’s UV rays.
Stains are primarily intended to change the color of wood. Although they do offer some protection from the elements, stains are not intended to take the place of sealant. Even if you stain your deck, sealant should still be applied for maximum water and, in some cases, UV protection.
Some professionals advise against staining horizontal deck surfaces because cracking and peeling occurs very quickly (due to the extreme exposure of a deck floor). You might consider a two-tone deck that has stained railings and a sealed floor. If you do decide to stain your deck floor, resealing it every year or two will help to protect the finish (even if you don’t stain your deck, sealant should be applied yearly or every other year).
Deck Staining in Columbus, Ohio – Sealing Average Costs
Hiring a professional to clean, stain, and reseal an average size (approximately 250 square foot) deck costs $700 to $1,000 in labor and material. Depending on the size and layout of your deck, actual costs could be less than $500 or $1,500 and up.
For sealing alone on a 250 square foot deck, expect to pay $300 to $400. Staining a deck of the same size might cost $400 to $600. Again, expect costs to rise for larger decks.
For a Columbus, Ohio, deck staining, sealing, and refinishing company, Duration Painting will give you a free estimate in the Central Ohio area. Call Duration Painting today at 614-861-2220 or visit our contact us page.