Deck Staining & Painting

At Image Painting we know when Summer rolls around, one of the best places to sit and relax is out on the Deck – but if your deck’s been beaten up by nasty weather or wear & tear. We can help you by staining and painting your deck with our proven deck staining/ painting process.

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Deck Staining & Painting Process

  • Remove all deck furniture and other furnishings
  • Repair rotten or Damage Wood
  • Cover the Plants and Siding
  • Cleaning Your Deck
  • Let Deck Dry
  • Check the Weather
  • Cover the Plants and Siding
  • Sand the Deck
  • Clean the Deck
  • Apply 1 coat of stain/ sealer or Paint
  • Apply 2 coat is Needed
  • Put back furniture and other furnishings

Frequently Asked Questions About Deck Staining & Painting

1.What is Deck sealer

Deck sealer is typically a transparent coat that seeps deep into the wood and forms a clear film on the surface while maintaining the wood’s natural finish. By penetrating the wood, the sealer creates a protective layer that helps minimize water infiltration and lock out moisture.

2. What is Deck Paint

Deck paint can be either oil-based or acrylic — both are good products. Oil-based paint has the advantage of being slower-drying, which makes outdoor application easier and more mistake-free. Acrylic paints have less VOCs and clean up easier.

3. What is Solid Stain

solid stain is, essentially, a paint. Both are films that sit on the surface of a substrate. A penetrating stain differs from a solid stain entirely in that the product actually absorbs into the wood. … A solid stain will better accentuate the texture of the wood, so a rough surface likely calls for stain over paint.

4. What is a Semi-Sold Stain

This unique semisolid/semi-opaque finish masks the wood grain but allows texture to show through. While SemiSolid Stains provide greater opacity, they still highlight the natural texture of wood and provide a deep-penetrating, flat finish.

5. What is a Semi-Transparent Stain

SemiTransparent stains introduce delicate color to the wood’s surface. SemiTransparent stains contain the lightest pigmentation designed to accentuate natural wood grain and character. Review our opacity scale to determine your perfect balance of color and protection.

6. What is Transparent Stain or Clear Stain

Transparent Stain: A clear finish will show the most amount of wood grain and impact the color of your wood the least, allowing it to weather naturally.


Why Hire Us For Your Next Painting Project?

  • Affordable Written Quotes – Interior and Exterior
  • Residential Painters – Houses, Condos, Townhouse, Apartments
  • Commercial Painters – HOAs, Churches, Hotels, Retailers, Offices and Industrial Buildings
  • Work Directly with Local Owners
  • Three-year Guarantee with Written Warranty
  • Color Matching and Color Consultation Expert Advice
  • High Quality Paint Brands – Custom Formulations
  • Professional Credentials – BBB A+ Rating, PDCA, Arlington Chamber Member
  • Secondary Services – Carpentry, Drywall, Plaster, Wallpaper, Power Wash
  • Licensed & Insured Painters in VA, MD, DC

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