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Deck Staining Wood Stain Oils Vs. Latex

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Deck Staining

Not only is the type of stain but  the quality of the stain is important. Our Toronto deck building and  power washing and staining service has painted both and the process is basically the same. It’s all in the preparation work prior to staining. Power washing only in some cases will not be enough preparation work. We always power wash and sand where the sanding is important because what it does is it opens up and allows the stain to penetrate properly. But if the wood fibers are closed they won’t allow steam to penetrate so that is the reason why sanding is important. Another thing to think about and no is is better to do this work during drier parts of the season. When the wood is moist and damp it won’t allow deep penetration of the stain. So when the ward has been sitting in the sun and air drying it will take the stain the best.

Latex exterior stains

every year are getting better and better with newer technology and chemistry. There are more factors involved than just making a straight stain because also the stain has to be environmentally friendly. And at the beginning with stains and actually latex house paints the quality wasn’t as good as it was with oil paints but now with new technology they are improving rapidly.

Deck Staining

deck sanding and staining is one of our specialties here in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill areas.

Types There are two main types of oil-based stain and one main category of latex stain. Bleaching oil-based stains makes wood appear grayish and naturally weathered, according to Iowa State University. They help give wood an even color and kill mold and mildew. Pigmented oil stains and latex stains come in a variety of colors to give wood different tints. Oil-based pigmented stains come in thicker and thinner finishes, which have more or less of a coloring effect and allow less or more of the natural wood grain to show through.

Appearance Latex stains almost always have a solid color appearance, while oil-based stains range from very transparent to solid, according to Iowa State University. Some transparent latex stains exist, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but they coat the wood rather than soaking into it like transparent oil-based stains do. Therefore, transparent or semi-transparent oil-based stains can often give a more natural appearance than latex-based stains. Oil-based solid (opaque) stains tend to coat wood similarly to latex-based stains, but transparent oil-based stains tend to soak into wood without leaving much of a layer over its surface. Weathering Semitransparent latex stains tend to form a very thin protective coat on wood and are prone to cracking in extreme weather conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Opaque (solid) latex stains form a thicker, yet flexible layer of protection over the wood, which does not crack as easily as semitransparent latex stain or opaque oil-based stain. Solid oil stains tend to crack easily unless exterior wood gets several coats of the stain. Semitransparent oil-based stains soak into wood and, therefore, do not crack or peel under extreme weather conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will fade with time, but are very easy to reapply.

Lasting Power explains that latex stains tend to last longer than penetrating oil-based stains. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns that if a latex stain does peel, cracks and layers of other stain may show easily through a new coat of latex stain. Penetrating (semi-translucent) oil stains, however, go on easily over old weathered stain and blend relatively well. Other Differences Latex stains deter mold more than oil-based stains, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Latex stains, do, however, have downside of showing lap marks more often than oil-based stains.

via Exterior Wood Stain Oils Vs. Latex | eHow.

Deck Washing and Cleaning We can power wash for the general cleaning of your deck and we make sure your deck screws are below level for safety and we check all your deck boards for quality ensuring that there is no rot or broken boards. In some cases we apply two coats of stain when we are doing the horizontal parts of your deck. For more info on exterior wood staining on fences and decks called Vic at 416-568-3547

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Toronto deck repairs

Toronto Deck Repair Season is Here!

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Toronto Deck Repair

maintenance program.
Well it’s getting to be about that time again, it’ll be time to start cleaning up all the winter debris off and around your deck. This winter might have been a little tougher on it because of extreme weather we had this year.

The same type of situation occurs here as does with the roads, and that is potholes. These are created by water getting in between cracks and holes and then splitting more open. And the more often that we have a thaw and freeze the more the wood will be damaged.


Power washing decks.

This is an important aspect of deck maintenance, which we offer as a service (Power washing and staining decks and fences). When you power wash  your deck you remove all kinds of sediment and dirt that allow for weeds to grow in and insects to live in .Therefore it is a good idea to power wash your deck. They should be done every fall to remove your leaves that will eventually crumble and turn into dirt which will make a good home for a variety of things. At the least you should sweep off the deck and with a deck brush, wash the deck off and scrub out the dirt.


Inspecting for bad or rotting boards.

In the springtime preparing your deck should be easier. Wash your deck off again from all the winter leftovers. Start a thorough inspection all the way around your wood deck to make sure that all things are the way they should be. Check to see if any railings or steps have gotten loose or any floor boards on the deck floor have loosened or moved. Look at all the  fasteners whether they were screws or nails and make sure that they are screwed in tight or hammered back in flush to the wood. Generally when nails get loose and start pulling out it’s not a good idea to put the mail back in exactly the same hole again because it will come on again. It is best to insert the nail in a different location or instead of using a nail use a screw.

Check your boards to make sure that they are not rotting, sometimes the board looks good with a layer of paint or stain on it camouflaging the deteriorated wood underneath. Sometimes it is as easy as pushing your finger into the wood and seeing if you’re finger will penetrate the board and if so the boards need to be replaced.

If you are complete with your inspection of your deck and everything looks fine this would be a good time to apply a Touch up coat of stain to your deck. The deck at this time should be in its cleanest state. As the spring will roll along and you start using the deck it will be more difficult to do any work on it. So plan ahead to make your deck maintenance as easy as possible.

In some situations where the Home owner inspects the deck and finds that there are a lot of areas that need wood repairs and fresh boards and possibly the floor joists are giving way. It is wise to call us at Toronto deck repairs and ask for Vic for a deck repair estimate .

For deck repairs re- building steps and railings and replacing boards,

Power washing and staining decks

and fences and fence gates call now for an estimate.

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Toronto Deck Staining Services

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Deck building and deck repairs in toronto (torontopainters.orgwe also provide wood floor and deck staining services. We also are a Toronto Handyman service. All wood areas really need to be appropriately sealed if you wish to obtain a longevity out of your wood flooring or decks.

Good paint job whether it is an exterior or an interior paint job is only as good as the preparation before painting. Our deck staining service can include: deck power washing,deck sanding floors or a complete deck sanding enabling the grains to open to accept the stain deep into the wood.We recommend a top quality deck stain such as ,

Sansin Inviro Stain,

This the best thing that we know of. The stain never peels or flakes you’ll never have to scrape the paint ever again). When the stain becomes worn or looking tired all you have to do is we apply another coat of stain.This initial investment is more costly than regular deck staining but is cheaper in the long run.

Wood flooring in your home should also be treated with wood stain and sealants to help keep them looking brand-new and to safeguard them from daily wear and tear.

Deck Toronto

A deck  is an excellent add-on to just about anyone’s house. Nonetheless being an outdoor structure, patio decking is subjected to severe weather elements that may ruin the wood. A forgotten deck can develop a myriad of issues such as cracks, raised grain, mildew and mold as well as severe wear and tear. There are actions which can be taken to preserve its surfaces and keep it looking good for several years to come.

Why Use Us to Stain Your Deck?

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