Steps to Stain Your Deck

Staining your deck is one of the best investments you'll make, as it will prolong the lifespan of your deck and make it look beautiful. DJ's Painting offers professional deck staining services in southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Below, we'll go over the steps to stain your deck. Call for a free estimate today!

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Gather Your Materials

Before you begin, you should gather all of the necessary materials to stain your deck. This will include your chosen deck stain, paint brushes, painter's tape, a paint tray, and a drop cloth. You can also invest in a paint pad and pole if you like.

Clean Your Deck & Wait for It to Dry

Your deck needs to be completely free from any type of material or debris on its surface, so a good cleaning is in order. A pressure washing is recommended, as it will remove all of the grime, bird droppings, sap, and other hard-to-remove substances. Wait for your deck to be completely dry before staining. DJ's Painting offers pressure washing services. Learn more today.

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Stain Your Deck

There are many ways and tools people use to stain their decks. Some of these include a roller brush, a sprayer, and a paint pad. Here, it's simple applying a good coating to all areas of your deck and then waiting for it to dry. This usually takes between 24 and 48 hours.


Once your deck stain has dried, you can replace your furniture and begin to enjoy your new deck. Celebrate with a BBQ with friends and family.

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Staining your deck, shed, fence, or home offers wonderful benefits and beauty for years to come. DJ's Painting offers superb deck staining services throughout southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Call for a free estimate today!