Columbus Deck Staining Company

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With over 30 years of experience, we have become locally known as the best Columbus Deck Staining Company. 

A well-maintained deck will last 5-8 years longer than a wood deck left untreated.  Wood will be more likely to warp and splinter, making the deck less enjoyable.  

The key to keeping your deck looking great for 20 years or more is retaining every 3 years and knowing which products to use.

While you can attempt to do it yourself, hiring a professional Columbus deck staining company like us may be a better alternative. 

At Klappenberger & Son, we not only save you time and effort but also ensure that the job is done properly with the highest quality materials.

Whether you hire us or someone else, in this article, we’ll provide you with some tips and guidelines to help you select the right deck staining company for your project.

So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through this important decision.

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Columbus Deck Sealing company applied redwood stain on this deck
Columbus Deck staining Company sealing Ipe Wood with wood preservative.
Columbus Deck Staining Company applied wood preservative on pressure treated wood

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Deck Staining Company


When choosing a deck staining company, there are several factors to consider. These include:

**1. Experience:** Look for a company with experience in deck staining.  There are a lot of rookie mistakes that a person with limited experience will make.

**2. Reputation:** Check the company’s reputation by reading reviews and testimonials from previous customers. Look for a company with a high rating and positive feedback.

**3. Certifications:** Choose a company that is insured and licensed.  Request a COI (Certificate of Insurance) from the contractor.

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Questions to Ask a Deck Staining Company Before Hiring Them

Before hiring a deck staining company, it’s important to ask them some questions to ensure that they are the right fit for your project. Some questions to ask include:

**1. What type of stain do you use?** Different types of stains have different benefits and drawbacks. Ask the company what type of stain they use and why.

**2. How do you prepare the deck for staining?** Proper preparation is essential for a good staining job. Ask the company how they prepare the deck for staining.

**3. How long will the product last?

**4. How easy is it to maintain?  Will the old product eventually need to be stripped off? 

**5. How much of the wood grain will be covered?

Types of Deck Stains and Finishes


There are several types of deck stains and finishes to choose from. These include:

**1. Solid stains:** Solid stains provide a uniform color and hide the wood grain. They are ideal for older decks that have been damaged or have a lot of imperfections.

**2. Semi-transparent stains:** Semi-transparent stains allow the wood grain to show through while providing some color. They are ideal for newer decks that are in good condition.

**3. Transparent stains:** Transparent stains enhance the natural beauty of the wood while protecting it from the elements. They are ideal for decks that are in good condition and have a beautiful wood grain.

Deck Preparation for Staining

Proper preparation is essential for a good staining job. The deck should be cleaned and free of dirt and debris before staining. This can be done using a power washer or a deck cleaner. The deck should also be allowed to dry completely before staining.

Deck staining companies like to use solid stains on older decks.
Solid Stain hides the age of the deck.
Semi-transparent stains
Semi-transparent stains come in a variety of colors
Columbus Deck Staining Company sealed this new deck with Olympic Honey Gold.
Olympic Honey Tone

Deck Preparation for Staining

Proper preparation is essential for a good staining job.  We recommend power washing the deck, but allowing the chemicals to do the work, not aggressive pressure.  Using to much pressure can cause permanent damage to the deck.  Allowing the chemicals to work in and do the heavy lifting is a better option.

Deck Staining Process

The deck staining process involves several steps. These include:

**1. Preparation:** Clean surfaces using bleach, cleaning solution, and possible wood brightener.

**2.**  Moisture Meter: Testing the moisture content of the wood prior to staining.

**3. Stain application:** Apply stain via brush, roller or sprayer.


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Klappenberger & Son Can Save Both Time And Money

Staining your deck is not a simple task. It requires the right materials, tools, and expertise to ensure that the job is done correctly. Hiring a professional deck staining company has numerous benefits, including:

**1. Time-saving:** Staining a deck can be time-consuming, especially if you’re doing it yourself. A professional deck staining company can complete the job quickly and efficiently, leaving you with more time to enjoy your deck.

**2. Quality materials:** Professional deck staining companies use high-quality materials to withstand the elements and protect your deck from damage.

**3. Expertise:** Professional deck staining companies have the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure the job is done for maximum longevity. They know how to prepare your deck for staining, apply it evenly, and take the necessary precautions to avoid damage.

**4. Cost-effective:** While hiring a professional deck staining company may seem like an additional expense, it can actually be cost-effective in the long run. A poorly done deck staining job can damage your deck, which can be costly to repair. Hiring a professional ensures that the job is done right the first time, saving you money in the long run.

Maintenance Tips for a Stained Deck

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Easy To Follow Tips To Keep Your Deck Looking Great 

**1. Regular cleaning:** In the Spring time, use a pump sprayer with one part bleach and 8 parts water and spray on the deck keeping it wet for 15 minutes.  Rinse with water and enjoy.

**2. Repairs:** If you do see rotting wood, replace it so the rotting does not spread.

**3. Re-staining:** The deck should be a fresh coat applied every few years to maintain its appearance and protect it from the elements.

Deck Staining Cost and Budgeting Tips

The cost of deck staining depends on several factors, including the deck size, the type of stain, and the cost for the contractor 

One of the crucial steps in deck maintenance is budgeting for the cost of staining. It’s advisable to get several quotes from different companies before making a decision, ensuring you find the best value for your investment. 

Klappenberger & Son is affordable and can give on-the-spot estimates for both decks and fences. 

Conclusion - Why Choosing the Right Deck Staining Company Matters

Klappenberger & Son can save you time and effort and provides high-quality materials to ensure that the job is done correctly.

When choosing a deck staining company, consider their experience, reputation, and certifications.

Ask them questions to ensure that they are the right fit for your project. And remember to budget for the cost of deck staining and to maintain your stained deck regularly.

With the right deck staining company and proper maintenance, you can enjoy a beautiful and functional outdoor space for years to come.