Exterior Stain and Sealers
Staining and sealing a wood surface can produce a durable finish that accents and enhances the grain of the wood. Splash Painting LLC will use the proper methods to stain and seal raw wood surfaces that will help to preserve its beauty for a long time.
For exterior staining we:
Knowing when it's time to stain is important. Knowing what type of Stain to use is vital. Prepping the work area is critical. Knowledge is power.
Helpful tips to consider:
Discoloration of wood:
When the stain fails the wood can take on a gray or faded look.
If you notice your exterior wood turning a gray or faded color ( first to go will be troubled areas like sun walls) it is time to re-stain.
Rotting of wood:
If the wood starts to rot then you have waited to long. Now more extensive repairs will need to be made. First replace the rotted wood then re treat the wood. This is why it is so important not to wait to long before re-staining. Stains are available in a wide variety of wood tones, as well as pastels and solid stains.
Your local paint dealer has samples so that you can see how the different stains will look on real wood. For wood with an attractive grain (like oak) a good choice is stain that enhances the grain pattern. For cabinets and trim made of less attractive wood or mismatched pieces of wood; pastels or solid stains are a good choice, because they conceal the grain of the wood.
Pine and other softwoods have uneven grains and absorb stain unevenly this will create a blotchy un-even appearance. To prepare softwood for staining we suggest applying a coat of wood conditioner. This will help control stain penetration and achieve a more uniform stain job. However this can lead to the stain not taking as dark, so comsider the look your going for before this option.