Sierra Precision Painting offers superior knowledge and expertise when it comes to restoring/maintaining wooden exteriors or decking.
Here are some important aspects to consider when preparing to enhance or preserve your homes wooden exterior.
Stain vs Paint
Staining makes your home or deck look beautiful and also keeps the wood protected. Paint can also serve the same purpose, but there is an essential difference between the two. When you paint wood, it obscures the grain & natural beauty of the texture & grain. On the other hand, stain for wood enhances the texture and highlights the grain of the base material. To a large extent, the beauty of your home or decking design depends on the material that has been used when it was constructed. When you use high level material such as natural wood, it goes without saying that you should also try to ensure that its natural beauty is clearly visible. Proper staining technique does just that. It enhances the beauty of the wood and preserves the longevity of the materials.
Choosing the best stain options
There are several different varieties of stain you can choose from. You can opt for one that will fully cover the exterior or deck in the same way that paint does. The other variety is a semi-transparent based stain. This permits the grain of the wood to be visible while still protecting it from the elements. The design of your home or decking will also help decide which variant will look best & offers the most protection. With many brands, you have to use the properly applied amount to have the grain show through. Using more stain than the recommended amount will offer more protection but the grain will get obscured. Because we hand brush 95% of our exteriors, Sierra Precision Painting knows how to read the wood and decide on the proper amount of stain to apply board by board.
Some other benefits of our quality hand brushed stain finishes:
Hand brushing is a very clean process for Landscaping and Rock work etc.
Environmental impacts are very low by not omitting exterior stain into the atmosphere and on the landscape.
We can maintain homes easier (i.e. specifically focusing on certain exposures to the sun) by doing only what is necessary if the entire house does not need to be stained
Important Stain Facts
Stain adds beauty to your exterior or decking, but more importantly, it protects the wood from extreme conditions. Changing weather can play havoc with wood. Leaving it unprotected will only mean that it will rot and deteriorate faster. It is very important to understand the creative aspect of staining an exterior or deck as well. The color of the exterior or decking is as important as the design itself. It could either match the color of your property or contrast it. Though wood stains are available in numerous colors, Sierra Precision Painting will always choose the superior complement to the natural color of the wood. We always test a small segment of the exterior or deck and allow it to dry completely. This way we know exactly what the finished product will look like once we have completed the job. Please Note: In some places homeowner associations have strict rules about exterior home & deck colors. Sierra Precision Painting can help you figure out what is suitable for any given situation while making sure it is the best quality and look for the task at hand.
Getting The Right Look & Making it Last.
The hand brushed stain application can be done either in a single coat or several coats. Sierra Precision Painting knows what method will suit your exterior or deck the best. If there is going to be more than one application, the first coat will have to dry out completely before the next one is applied. This will provide the best effect and the best results as well. If the water sealant is going to be applied separately, we ensure that the stain has dried completely before application of the sealant. After you have invested in making your home exterior or decking more beautiful, Proper maintenance is critical to the longevity of the look and wood preservation. Sierra Precision Painting can help advise you on a scheduled maintenance plan to keep your investment protected and looking its best for years to come!
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