Toner or Semi Transparent Stains
- Shows wood grains
- Adds tone while preserving natural look of wood
- Seals out water typically lasting 2-3 years
- Extensive powerwashing required to remove previous coats
- Semi-Transparent more opaque than a toner
Solid Color Stains
- Opaque, looks like paint
- Covers better for a more uniform look
- Hides Blemishes and discolorations on deck
- Lasts 3-5 years
- Less prep work-required cutting down on cost
When staining a deck it is essential to take every measure to ensure that it will maintain its new look for an extended period of time. Below is the step-by-step procedure that we go through at Pinnacle to achieve this goal.
STEP 1: POWER WASH
This step is crucial in removing dirt and mildew from the deck surface as well as reviving the original wood’s look. Depending on the condition of the deck, deck washing solution, stripping solution, or sanding may be needed.
STEP 2: FINISH COATING
After the deck has been cleaned and has dried, it is ready to be stained. Decks can either be stained in a semi-transparent or solid color stain. With a semi-transparent stain the original wood grains can be seen through the stain. A solid stain will completely cover all of the wood grains (as well as any unwanted marks) on the deck.