At University First Class Painters, our student painters specialize in deck painting and staining in Edmonton. Decks may be hugely different from one home to the next, but share one common aspect – visibility. This main exterior space of your home can create an eyesore if the proper maintenance schedule is not followed.
They are highly visible and an essential area of your home and business. As the outdoor living space of your home and business, it is important to have them looking good. The Canadian climate is very hard in these areas, so painting and staining are more important than just making them look good.
Painting and staining decks successfully rely on selecting the right products for the surface, proper preparation, and regular maintenance.
Stains come in two types: solid and semi-transparent. Solid stain resembles paint and is opaque and semi-transparent shows wood grain. In most cases, it is a matter of personal choice and desired outcomes as to which product suits the job.
There are paints available to coat deck surfaces such as polyurethane, floor emulsions, acrylics and alkyds. For the most part, they are only used if the previously existing coating is paint. However, these are the least favoured products because the issue is that when they fail, they peel and require extensive, time-consuming scraping.
Proper preparation enhances the look of your deck areas, our services include:
Like the rest of your home, decks are totally exposed to the weather. Decks are a high maintenance item; and, to keep them looking good, you will recoat more often than other exterior surfaces. In Canada, the weather is very tough on all outside surfaces. However, unlike other exterior surfaces of the home, rain and snow sit on them, they are walked on, shovelled off, have heavy items sit and dragged across them, have plants grown on them, and a whole lot more activity in general. The bottom line is that they need a lot of TLC. In order to keep them looking good, they need maintenance.
To keep your deck looking its best, we would suggest:
Our professional student painters would be happy to provide you with a prearranged maintenance schedule for your exterior deck painting and staining needs. Please inform your painting contractor at the time of your estimate or contact us directly via email.