Atlanta Deck Staining and Pressure Washing

Atlanta Deck Staining:

We understand that times are tough and we are in a troubled economy. We also understand that most customers want more than just the lowest bid. So when you want your deck done right, Steady Hand Painting in Atlanta is still the answer.

Atlanta Deck Sealing and Staining
Preventing Deck Graying and Warping in Atlanta

The day you install a deck or other structure is the day trouble can begin. Morning dew, rainwater, and melting ice or snow are quickly absorbed by unprotected wood, causing it to soften and swell. Direct exposure to the sun's heat causes drying, which makes wood shrink. Continuous cycles of wet and dry, swelling and shrinking, cause wood to warp, split, crack  - all of which lead to premature wood degradation and expensive repairs.

Above: Grayed Atlanta wood deck.

Unprotected wood is also subject to surface graying caused by constant exposure to the sun's ultra-violet rays. Persistent moisture exposure creates ripe conditions for the growth of mildew, mold, algae and other fungal organisms that feed on wood, eventually spreading across and staining the surface. Termites and other wood boring insects also use wood for a food source, causing ultimate wood rot and decay.
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Decks and Fences – We clean your deck to bring back its original color. We then apply sealant to lock out moisture and harmful UV rays.

Choose the Right Stain

The type of stain you choose depends on the appearance and durability you want to achieve.


While offering the least UV protection, clear stains provide an optimum view of natural wood grain.


Toners provide a light color that highlights wood grain and provides good durability.

Above: Redwood Toner Oil Based Deck in Atlanta

Semi-Transparent Deck Stains

Semi-transparent stains provide very good durability as well as a rich, pigmented color that allows the natural wood grain to show through. For severely weathered natural wood, Sherwin-Williams recommend that you apply two coats of semi-transparent stain.

Solid Color Deck Stains

Solid color stains help cover up wood blemishes or unsightly grain while offering maximum durability. Advanced technology makes Solid Color Stain a perfect choice for composite decking.

Above: Atlanta home with solid color stained deck and contrasting railing.

Steady Hand Painting offers many expert home services: exterior & interior painting, cabinet finishing, pressure washing, & deck staining in Atlanta.


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