Deck Cleaning | Staining Norwalk, CT

Deck Staining and Cleaning ProcessDeck Cleaning

Proper deck maintenance is critical to keeping your deck looking good, and maintaining the overall appearance of it over time. By deck cleaning it yearly, you will notice the deck not only looks better, but will also cost you less money, due to the fact that you wont be replacing boards or sanding. Staining is also imperative for protecting and keeping your deck looking new. It is something that has to get done regularly to protect and maintain the look and durability of your deck.

There are different kinds of wood you can choose or may have on your deck. With different wood qualities, you may want to turn to professionals who will properly carry out the cleaning and staining of your deck.

Deck Cleaning Process

Power Washing

The fact that your deck is exposed to sun, rain, dirt, and snow, proper cleaning is the first step to keeping your deck in good condition. You also have to keep in mind the quality, age and type of wood, as well as the previous product and how many layers. These will all help determine the correct product to be used. A stiff bristle brush should be used after applying the cleaner. This step is especially important so you’re sure you aren’t forcing mildew into the grain of the wood when pressure washing causing moisture and rot from the inside out.

Power Washing

Pressure washing is also important and is a step in the cleaning and preparation of your deck. A power washer is quite powerful, and although it cleans your deck, it can also cause damage it if not properly handled. Too much pressure with a narrow tip will cause this, while not enough is ineffective. For this reason, it is best to hire a professional who is knowledgeable to perform this task for the best possible results. We know the proper technique, angle, pressure and particular cleaners to use to carry out your project the right way.

Deck Staining

Deck StainingSooner or later depending on the condition your deck will need to be stained. Staining is a much better choice in comparison to painting. Paint doesn’t hold up against abrasion from traffic. Due to the difficulties of keeping a deck in good condition, its best to hire a professional to do the cleaning, power washing, deck staining and deck refinishing for you.


Maintenance and care are the only sure ways to keep your deck in good shape. It is also the easiest way to ensure you do not over spend, and have to replace boards after a few years’ time. I recommend a clear coat application yearly to protect the stain and to give it longevity. Deck cleaning on a yearly basis will ensure longevity.

These are the steps you should take to keep your deck in good shape, and to ensure it is going to last. We at Vivid Painting are committed to providing the best service to you and only use high quality cleaners and stains to ensure your deck is always in shape for years to come.