Should you paint your deck?
While it is ok to paint your rail system, we do NOT recommend painting your entire deck.
It is just fine to paint anything going up and down, such as spindles and railing or the side of a house, however, flat surfaces should not be painted. Anything painted going up and down will last much longer than the same product on a horizontal surface. As a product may last 7-10 years on a vertical surface, the same product may not even last one year on the flats.
Solid anything, most specifically paint, will wear unevenly on the flat surfaces of your deck. Your floor, top hand rail and bench surfaces most likely will peel and flake. Power Washing will remove some of the flakes but will succeed mostly in cleaning your paint. When you paint over it, the underlying paint may continue to peel. Also, you will have thick and thin layers of paint. It can get very unsightly over time.
What Can You Do if Your Deck is Already Painted?
You have two options:
Clean and Re-Paint Deck and Rail System One Color
For decks up to 400 sq. ft. Plus the cost of Paint. Additional Sq. Ft. will be at market value for the paint.
Two Tone Decks or Paint Rails Only will be quoted on a per job bases
-Elevation Fees May apply
Choosing Paint and Application
We can use any paint you want. We do not pick nor recommend colors. We can offer you our discount at Pittsburgh Paint. We often use their SunProof Solid Color Deck Stain. It has a good coverage and we have had good feedback from our customers.
This is a 2 day job. We will clean on one day. We will come back on a separate day when it is dry to paint the deck. Odds are they will not be consecutive days, but we will complete the job usually within two weeks of good weather. In Michigan, that can stretch a week or so. However, we do not take any money until the work is completed.
We will clean the deck to remove mold, mildew and surface dirt. We will confirm the amount of paint you will need to purchase. If you choose to use Pittsburgh Paint’s Sunproof Solid Color Deck Stain, we will leave you with a color choice brochure. On it will be the amount of paint you need to order and the phone number to the Pittsburg Paint store closest to our office. You can order the paint over the phone and pay for it with your visa/master card. We will pick it up for you on the way to your job site. We will leave you with any left-over paint for future touch-ups if needed.
We apply the paint with professional airless sprayers eliminating thick areas and brush marks. We paint
What should you do if power washing will not remove the caked on old sealer or paint?
Sanding your deck will clear off unsightly build-up that power washing and stripping won’t remove.
Sanding Decks $1,750 for up to 500 sq./ft. $3.50 for each additional sq./ft.
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