Chicago Deck Staining Specialists | Greenworks Painting, Inc.
Is it time?
Is it that time to re-stain your exterior deck, fence, or porch? Let us show you why we are your Chicago deck staining professionals. We can quickly come out and evaluate the condition of your existing coating and offer expert advice. Because we are certified in exterior wood preservation for cedar, pressure treated, wolmanized, pine, and hardwoods such as IPE and brazilian varieties we will ensure proper recommendation for your particular application.
Which product should I use?
Because there are several options for staining and preserving exterior wood decks, porches, fences, pergola, and siding surfaces, it has never been more important to choose the right product. Recent EPA laws have changed in Illinois bringing new, stringent, EPA guidelines. As a result, most products on the market had to be reformulated. We have the expert knowledge to ensure you choose the right one!
After asking you a series of questions and gauging your needs, we will recommend proper cleaning and/or stripping solutions as well as the best finish product that will perform to your expectations. Our trained crews will properly prepare all surfaces and apply all coatings per manufacturer’s recommendations. Check out one of our favorite products on the market today at Readyseal.
Oil vs Water-Based?
Traditionally we would recommend a natural penetrating oil product but these products have all changed within the past few years due to a environmental push to manufacture ‘greener’ products. Unfortunately they are not as effective (from my experience and in my opinion) as the oil based products from 5+ years ago. There are, however, traditional products that still do perform similarly. Feel confident that we have done our homework and utilize the best products to fit your needs.
Natural Wood vs Engineered Wood
Have you considered replacing your natural wood deck with engineered composite decking? Composite decking needs maintenance, too. The good thing is, we have a solution. The proper specification for re-coating this surface calls for a water based solid stain, which means you are now having to maintain this coating every couple of years (depending on amount of use). If your composite deck is looking shabby, we have the right solution for you, as well. We are your Chicago deck staining specialists!