Deck And Fence Staining

As a homeowner, you want to take every precaution to ensure that your deck is safe for family and friends. You may have noticed that it has lost some of its lusters over the years or maybe even become worn out from being exposed to the elements. With Brighton Deck and Fence’s team of experienced deck staining professionals, we can help restore your old deck into an enjoyable outdoor space so everyone in the family can enjoy spending time outdoors once again. We have been in the business since 2004 and are family-owned, so you know that we offer the personalized service your project deserves. Whether it’s a new deck or an old worn-out one, Brighton Deck And Fence can help restore its beauty with our quality products, professional deck workmanship, and excellent customer service.

What Is The Best Deck And Fence Staining Option For You?

When it comes to deck and fence staining, the right choice for you will depend on what kind of look you want. If you’re looking for a dark color that works well in darker settings like cedar or redwood decks and fences, we recommend using either wood tone or semi-transparent finishes. These stains won’t let the natural color of your deck or fence show through, which is great if you want to make it look new again.

On the other hand, semi-transparent stains are also a good option for decks and fences that have already been stained with opaque colors like redwood tones or even black (although we don’t recommend using black on a deck or fence). You can use semi-transparent stains to give your existing stain some depth by adding more color.

For decks and fences that have been stained with transparent colors, we recommend using an opaque finish like a solid tone. A solid tone will cover the old stain completely so you won’t be able to see it through the new color. It’s also one of our best options for cedar decks and fences because it helps sealed them against moisture, dirt, rot, decay, scratches, etc.

Why Do You Need To Stain Your Deck Or Fence?

Wooden decks are beautiful and provide a great platform for outdoor living, but they do have one major downside: exposure to rain. If you want your wooden fence or deck (and all its parts) to stay looking fresh year-round then regular maintenance must be performed with protection in mind. Here are the major reasons to stain your old wood deck, new fence, pergola, or other wooden outdoor structures:

To prolong the life of your deck.  

Decks and fences take a beating from the weather, but if it’s regularly maintained then you can make sure that they stay looking beautiful year-round.

To make your wood deck or fence look fresh again.

If you’re tired of looking at the color that was originally used to stain your deck, then simply adding a new coat can help give it a more updated appearance! If you live in an area where bugs and other pests love to eat away at wooden structures, it’s also a great way to protect your deck or fence from rotting.

To create the look you want for your home.

There are lots of different colors available when coating decks and fences, so if you have an idea in mind then we can help make it happen! Here at Brighton Deck And Fence Company, we offer a variety of deck staining and fence staining that can be applied to cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated wood decks as well as fences.

To protect your wooden structures from the elements.

Wood is a porous material that becomes damaged when exposed to rain, snow, and sunlight for extended periods. The color you choose can also prevent staining by acting as a UV barrier between your deck or fence and the sun damage during hot summer months – which will protect it from fading.

It will protect against water penetration in wooden structures.

If left untreated, rainwater can easily degrade a wooden structure over time by rotting the wood, which can lead to dangerous structural problems.

It will protect against UV damage and fading in wooden structures.

Wood that has been exposed to direct sunlight for long periods may suffer from degradation or even discoloration due to oxidation – both of which are preventable if you regularly apply stain your deck/fence.

It will protect against stain penetration in wooden structures.

Stains can be used as an additional layer of protection on surface of your deck or fence that acts as a shield between it and harmful elements such as rainwater or UV rays. In addition, stains give the wood extra protection against bugs and other pests that can eat away at the surface.

It will protect against weathering in wooden structures.

If you want to ensure your deck or fence stays looking beautiful even through long, hard winters then regular maintenance with stains is a great option! It’s also important to stain your newly built structure before it’s installed.

To create a uniform look across your deck.

If you want to make sure that all of the horizontal boards on your deck or fence are stained in the same way, then it’s best to have them done at the same time instead of individually – which is why Brighton Deck And Fence Company offers color matching!

Do I Need A Permit For This Type Of Project?

Fences and decks do not require a building permit for installation. However, there are some circumstances in which permits may be required. For example, if the deck is more than 30 inches above the ground or exceeds 200 sq ft of surface area you will need to file with your local city office for approval before beginning construction. This process ensures that all proper safety features are in place.

In many cases, a building permit is not required to add on a deck or fence when the homeowner already owns an existing structure (such as adding another room). When this occurs you mustn’t make any modifications without first consulting your local city office for permission. For example, if there is a deck or porch on the home and you add another one, it is your responsibility to ensure that there are no conflicts between these structures. If so, you may need to tear down portions of either structure for both to coexist peacefully.

In addition, if there is an existing fence around the property, check with the local city office to make sure that you are allowed to replace it. Many cities have ordinances in place which require permission for fence replacement, so always check with your local city office first before installing a new one.

What Type Stain Is Best For My Deck Or Fence?

Choosing the right type of stain can be overwhelming, but it’s not that difficult if you know what to look for.  The two most common types of wood stains are oil-based and water-based. Oil-based stains typically offer better protection from the elements, but only last a year or so before they need to be reapplied. Water-based stains have less durability, however tend to go on easier with fewer coats resulting in time savings for you!

Oil-Based Stains

Oil-based stains are the most popular for many good reasons. They create rich, dark tones that hide wood grain and offer superior protection from water damage with their heavy pigmentation. There is a wide variety of oil-based stain colors available on the market, so if you’re looking to match an existing color at your home or business, you’re sure to find the perfect match.

Water-Based Stains

Water-based stains are popular among homeowners because they are easy to apply and feature a more natural wood tone. Often, water-based stains will lighten the color of your deck or fence as compared to oil-based stains. Some homeowners prefer this lighter look on their decks because it’s less harsh than an oil-based stain would be, making them great for those who want a more natural look while still getting the protection they need to protect their investment.