Time to Paint Your Deck

Time to Paint Your Deck

Is it time to paint your deck? Is your deck looking a little worse for wear? Have you suddenly noticed the previous coat of paint looking old and worn out?

Time to Paint Your Deck

Whether you’re looking to add resale value to your house or just want to brighten up your outdoor space, painting your deck can drastically improve your home’s curb appeal. Read on to learn about the many factors to consider when you realize it’s time to paint your deck!

Signs Your Deck Needs to Be Repainted

The visual signs that a deck needs repainting are usually pretty obvious. One of the first things you may notice is that your previous paint color has started to fade from constant exposure to harsh sunlight. The paint may even be chipping away as a result of heavy foot traffic.

Knowing when to paint your deck also involves proper planning. You’ll need to make sure that you pick the right paint or stain color,  the right weather conditions, and are financially prepared for the project. Hiring a professional painting company can help take some of the pressure off of planning the project and reassure you that the project will be done right the first time.

Choosing the Right Season

Another important factor to consider when getting your deck painted is the season. The process is much easier and far more successful when the weather is warm and dry, such as during late spring and early summer.

While choosing the right season can help you plan ahead, what matters the most is that there is no inclement weather in the forecast ahead. Warm weather will help the paint to dry, but a surprise rain shower will seriously derail your project.

How to Get Your Deck Ready

For a deck to be repainted, it also needs to be prepped beforehand. Any major repairs, such as loose or broken boards, will need to be completed before painting begins.

The next step is to scrape the wood, which helps to identify any soft spots or decay. Once deemed safe, the deck is then power-washed and a thin coat of paint thinner or varnish stripper is applied to fully remove the old coat of paint. Once removed, another power wash will guarantee that the surface is ready for a fresh coat of paint!

Painting vs. Staining

One very important decision about the look of your deck is whether to paint or stain it. Both painting and staining have their benefits and drawbacks, depending on the materials of your deck, amount of use, and the style of your home.

Deck stains help to preserve the natural look of wooden decks, but they may have to be redone every few years. A painted deck (if prepped properly) can provide enough durability for years of heavy use, but the project requires more work.

Give Your Deck a New Look with Landry’s Painting

Hiring an experienced company like Landry’s Painting can help you take some of the stress out of painting your deck. From cleaning and prep to painting and finishing, you can count on our team to produce great results. We even finish up with a detailed inspection, to make sure everything is just the way you want it!

To start planning your deck painting project, give us a call at 760-617-1051.