Applying Solid Stain to a Deck

After Applying Solid Stain

Scope of Work: Staining Natural Wood Deck
Town: Chatham, NJ
Timing: 2 days

The back of this Chatham, NJ home features a great big backyard along with a natural wood deck. The large, two-tiered deck runs the full length of the home. It has plenty of room to easily accommodate an eating area and a large grill. However, over the years this wood deck has been worn down by the elements. In order to prevent rot, it was imperative that this natural wood deck get protected. Applying solid stain was the option that these homeowners selected.

Applying Solid Stain to a Natural Wood Deck

Railing Corner Before
Railing Corner Before
Railing after Applying Solid Stain
Railing after Applying Solid Stain
When we first evaluated the deck it was mildewed and had very little paint remaining on the surface. Luckily, the wood was not rotten so we did not need to make any repairs.
We began by power washing the deck to rid the wood of mildew and remaining paint. We also power washed the adjoining siding that was also mildewed.
Then we lightly hand-sanded the deck to smooth any rough surfaces and prepare the surface to accept the solid stain.
The three main types of stains for wood decks are clear, semi-transparent, and solid stain. Clear and semi-transparent stain is absorbed into the wood. However, solid stain sits on top of the wood and looks similar to paint. For this project, the homeowner requested a grey solid stain. We applied the solid stain to railings, spindles, floor boards and treads.
Now this deck looks great and is protected from sun and water damage.
Close Up Before Applying Solid Stain
Close Up Before Applying Solid Stain
After Solid Stain Has Been Applied
After Solid Stain Has Been Applied
Deck Before Wash and Stain
Deck Before Wash and Stain
After Applying Solid Stain
After Applying Solid Stain

Pressure Wash Deck and Staining at Monk’s

We provide estimates on decks all year around. If you are considering pressure washing or staining your deck, call our office at 973-635-7900 to schedule an estimate today.

Additionally, we offer exterior painting, carpentry, flooring and kitchen and bath remodels. Any home update you need, Monk’s is here to help.

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