MAINTAINING YOUR STAIN
In order to get the most from your stain and wood, it’s important to stick to a regular maintenance schedule. Keeping up with ongoing checks, cleaning and retouches will help protect your wood and give your deck a longer life.
Regular Checks & Cleaning
Below are a few quick tips to ensure long-lasting beauty.
Inspect for wear and tear, especially along the top rails and in high-traffic sections of your deck. Specifically, you should be looking for the following:
Stain life depends on several factors including amount of sun exposure, wear, surface prep, wood condition and application technique. Proper maintenance will keep a finish looking better longer. You will also want to inspect the surface every 2-3 years for decks and 7-10 years for siding and fences to determine if the wood needs to be retouched, recoated or otherwise, dependent on weather conditions and maintenance performed.