Deck and Dock Staining in Orlando, Fl
When it comes to residential dock staining and commercial dock staining in Orlando, knowledge and experience is an absolute must.
There are certain steps and procedures to follow to ensure proper care of your expensive wood decking. The right equipment, cleaning supplies, stains, sealers, stages in which to do procedures, drying times and application techniques will dramatically affect the lifespan of your wood, the final appearance of your staining project & how long your stain will actually stay looking fresh and
new. Not to mention, free of mildew and safe to walk on.
It’s understood that when somebody has a dock or deck built on their property, that there is going to be ongoing maintenance.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your stain job actually looked great for several years instead of one year?
Let us show you how our proven dock and deck staining system can actually save you money from having to re-stain your dock every year.
We do not purchase our stains and sealers from the local big box stores. We use marine grade stains and sealers on every outdoor project.
FAQ’S About Dock & Deck Staining
How do you protect your wood dock or deck against harsh conditions and contaminants?
You have to use the correct stain for the wood you’re applying it to. You have to take into consideration the type of wood (hard/soft, porous/non-porous). You also need to use the proper staining method/technique. Finally, you have to use the correct stain for the conditions your wood docks will be exposed to (Salt Water/Fresh Water, Extreme Sunlight and Heat/Shaded. Knowing the conditions your dock or deck will be exposed to is vital in choosing the correct stain and staining method for your individual project.
Why does existing stained and/or sealed wood docks and decks attract mildew, fungus and algae?
They have been stained and/or sealed with an oil based product. Oil based stains and sealers contain seed oils. Seed oils are actual food for mildew/fungus and algae. Using oil based products on your wood dock or deck causes maintenance problems (keeping them clean from mildew, fungus, algae, etc.) and also future maintenance coats on your wood (build up & drying issues). Also, oil based products are toxic and harmful to our environment and are a big no no around our lakes and rivers.
The Eco-Friendly Stains and Sealers we apply DO NOT contain seed oils and provide Superior Durability over oil based stains and sealers! The stains and sealers we apply also contain Extremely High UV Inhibitors. Our stains are available in any beautiful rich color you desire!
How do i clean my dock or deck?
Use a Real Good Eco-Friendly Wood Dock Cleaner. A real good wood dock and deck cleaner will do most of the work for you. The correct wood dock cleaner will not harm the wood fibers in the wood, plants, grass and marine life. The deck cleaner we apply is biodegradable and removes dirt, grime, mildew stains, previous coatings (not paint), salt and weathered graying from horizontal and vertical wood surfaces. Just lightly pressure wash it off.
Should I use chlorine bleach to clean my deck?
Absolutely not. Use an oxygenated bleach wood cleaner. House bleaches and chlorine take the color out of your lumber, accelerate the corrosion of nails, screws and other fastening hardware, kills surrounding plants & marine life and destroys the wood fibers in your lumber.
Should I use a wood brightener on my decking before applying a stain?
Yes. This is the most commonly skipped step. This step will have a dramatic effect on the final appearance. Wood brighteners help open up the pores of the wood to improve penetration, neutralize any stain strippers that were used, and restore the appearance of old, weathered wood to like new again.
How Long Will My Stain Last?
It really depends on what type of wood decking you have. For example, Brazilian Hardwoods require a one coat maintenance coat every 12 to 18 months. On softer more porous woods such as cedar, firs, pressure treated, etc. expect to re-coat in 2 to 4 years.
My dock is new. Do I still need to clean it before staining it?
Yes, brand new lumber needs to be cleaned to remove “mill scale”. Mill scale is a crushing of the grain that takes place during the milling process. If it’s left un-cleaned, it can prevent wood stains from properly penetrating into the wood surface.
Do you only provide dock staining in Orlando?
No. We provide dock staining throughout the entire Central Florida area.