My Deck Stain is Peeling and or is Faded, what can be done?

Stain which is peeling and stain is fading are two separate problems.

Peeling Deck Stain

Peeling is caused from a previous water based product that has failed.

Fading has caused by a previously applied oil based product that has penetrated and absorbed into your wood.

 

More about Deck Stains – The action steps to answer these concerns are similar but not exact.

You have options, and your deck can be beautiful again, but we would really need to see the deck to diagnose your concerns. Let’s start with a FREE 12 point Inspection this will create for you a game plan to help you “Fall in love with your deck all over again.” There are a number of questions we would want to ask you:

  • What is your desired out come?
  • How would you like the deck to look?

    Oil based semi transparent stain that has faded over time

  • How do you use your deck?
  • Do you have pets that use the deck.
  • Think about these questions and request an assessment.

 

 

 

 

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