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Learn How To Easily Stain Your Virginia Deck

By Steve Kayhill

Should you wish to add color to your Virginia deck, too as protect the material, then schedule some time to apply a semi transparent stain for your deck. These tips can assist you apply an even coat and get a polished, uniform finish across the board.

Prior to you are able to apply any new coats of semi-transparent stain, you’ll need to prep the entire deck otherwise the stain won’t take to the wood. Begin by sweeping your deck of any loose debris, dirt, sand etc. Following, use a pressure washer to hammer away any of the grains or bits that are stuck towards the duck or dwelling within in the cracks.

Use a pressure washer if you have one, otherwise use a scrub brush or deck brush to clean the surface of the deck. Pay close attention to scratches or deep marks within the wood, as these can produce voids in your stain. If you end up with voids and color issues, you are able to fix the issue by sanding and recleaning the area.

Usually use the correct tools to apply your deck stain evenly. In order to obtain an even coat, attempt using a roller – this will of course be subject to the construction of your deck. If you are able to use a roller, pour some of the deck stain into a tray and gather sufficient stain on the roller to make 2 to 4 strokes. Finish the edges with a hand brush.

Avoid overlapping the lines about the deck with your roller, otherwise you wind up with uneven rollers by crossing your path. Aim for keeping your application lines as straight as feasible. This way you are able to track exactly where you’ve already been.

When you’re sweeping with your brush, prevent changing directions – run with the grain. Take your time before you start your stain project to decide exactly where you’ll begin and exactly where you’ll end. Keep in mind how you will be traveling the deck so you don’t stain yourself into a corner.

Always remember to stir the stain completely prior to applying it, as debris within the can and other ingredients can settle. Shake thoroughly, having a lid that’s secured, prior to you use the stain.

Lastly, keep a rag handy to take care of any drips that fall to the surface while you are working. If you are going to double coat your Virginia deck, complete the very first layer prior to starting again. By the time you are finished, you will be amazed at how vibrant the deck will look under a fresh coat of stain.

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Kayhill, Steve "Learn How To Easily Stain Your Virginia Deck." Learn How To Easily Stain Your Virginia Deck. 22 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 10 Feb 2015 <http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/home-improvement/learn-how-to-easily-stain-your-virginia-deck/>.

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