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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Stain My Deck, Lakewood NJ

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Stain My Deck, Lakewood NJ 08701 For a deck stain to work and adhere properly to the wood, temperatures must be above 50 degrees. That being said, the deck staining season typically runs from mid April thru mid November. The question we are often asked is if any time of the staining season is better than another part...should we wait for the fall, or is the spring better...? There are many opinions about this, and there is no clear answer, so we can discuss the different advantages and disadvantages of each season and what is important for a successful deck staining. The most important part of deck staining is the "prep". Without a proper prep, the best deck stain in the world will not last. The wood must be very clean and dry, which means that it must first be professionally power washed using the appropriate chemicals. Once cleanliness is achieved, the wood must be dry (12% or less on a moisture meter). Only once wood is clean, dry, and outdoor temps are comfortably above 50 degrees is the deck ready to be stained. When is the best time of year to stain my deck, Lakewood NJ 08701. The summer might seem like a great time to stain...after all it's hot out and wood will be dry. The challenge that arises with summer staining is that it can actually get too hot outside, and if you stain in direct sunlight on a hot day, the stain will dry too fast and wont have time to properly adhere to wood. When staining in the summer its best to avoid direct sunlight, and choose a good time of day or an overcast day. The spring can be a great time to stain, however the constant rain can make it hard to schedule and get the wood dry...in addition a windy day can also make staining a challenge especially if you are using an airless sprayer. In the spring its especially important to always use a moisture meter to be certain that wood has reached appropriate moisture levels. The fall is an excellent time for deck staining, however as the temps begin to drop it can take longer for the wood to dry out. When is the best time of year to stain my deck, Lakewood NJ 08701. At BlueJet Power Wash we believe that anytime of the deck staining season is fine, as long as you stick to the guidelines that we listed above. Clean, Dry, and appropriate Temps. Happy Staining:)