05 Jun. 1975|
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Top Coat Painters has been pressure washing, staining and sealing decks since we started our Connecticut business over 10 years ago. At Top Coat Painters, we moisture test your wood deck, spindles, and railing using our self calibrated moisture tester to make sure the moisture content in the wood deck is near 15% or under before any staining or sealing on your deck is performed. Many new deck owners have been told to allow their wood deck to weather for 1 year before staining or sealing it. Vinyl Decks: Not only do vinyl decks show dirt, mold, mildew, and algae the most, they also fade and oxidize(chalk) just like vinyl siding on a home. Whether the deck is wood, composite, or vinyl, all deck surfaces exposed to the sun and rain need to be periodically maintained by cleaning, staining, or sealing to prevent gray UV damage, mold, mildew, algae, oxidation, fading, splitting & rot. Many studies have shown that the number one cause for failure of any stain or sealer on a wood deck is a moisture content in the wood exceeding well above 15%.
We then pressure wash the deck surfaces to open up mill glaze(planer crush) on new wood, remove most of the UV damage on weathered wood, and clean the wood.
We apply a vinyl deck cleaning solution to the deck surfaces to kill mold, mildew, and algae and break down dirt and foreign material.
Without proper sealing, wood can warp and buckle, and concrete can degrade and eventually crumble. They can even be applied on top of stains to add extra protection and durability from weathering and wear and tear. Over time the deck color can lighten and that mildew, mold, or green algae can result in a slippery, unsightly deck.
After the deck is dry, we then recommend 1 coat of a tinted translucent stain or sealer which will protect the deck surfaces from moisture and the sun’s harmful UV rays. Either an application of Trex approved post mold and mildew inhibiting solution is applied to the composite deck surfaces to inhibit future growth or 1 coat of a translucent stain from Cabot, specifically tested and approved for composite decking, is applied. We then pressure wash the vinyl deck to clean the surface and remove most of the oxidation.
Gray wood on your deck is the result of the sun breaking down the natural glue in the wood called lignin. A post mold and mildew inhibiting solution is applied to the vinyl deck surfaces after the pressure washing is complete to inhibit mildew, mold, and algae. It is important that the deck be clean because the deck sealer will lock in whatever dirt and debris remains. Deck stains are fitted with pigments to change the tint of wood while simultaneously sealing it.