How to Pick the Perfect Deck Stain

Colorado has beautiful weather once you get into summer. Most families spend their evenings out in the yard, on their deck or patio. With the perfect temperature in the evenings is almost a must to have a getaway place outside. If you are one of the many homeowners who have a deck, then that means that you’ll need to have it stained every couple of years. It can be difficult to pick out the right color of stains. Innovative Builders can help you out. As one of the leading companies in the Denver area we can help you create that perfect backyard oasis. Building decks is one of our specialties and this means that we have worked with several stains. Here is our breakdown of how to pick out the perfect deck stain.

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is consider how often that you want to refinish your deck. Stains are going to take a little bit more effort to get off before you refinish it. Also, you’ll be able to tell more readily when you need to re-stain with a darker stain versus when you go with a more neutral colored sealant. The next step that will help you to narrow it down is what colors do you have in the inside of your home. You want to go with a similar color that matches your wood flooring and cabinets. You’re also able to pull from earth tones in your backyard. This way you’re still pulling from your surroundings, making it still look put together.

Once you have settled on a color you will want to choose the transparency that you want. With a stain you’ll be able to see the grain in your wood but obviously you’re going to be darkening the wood. There are solid stains which would mean that you wouldn’t be able to see the grain at all. The preference is entirely up to you. Just keep in mind though that if you’re going to want to eventually sell your home that you’ll want to pick something that is appealing to many.

Picking the color of your deck stain can be nerve racking because of not only how expensive it is but also because it’s something that will then last the next several years. Innovative Builders understands everything that goes into a deck. If you’re needing your deck repaired or one built, then give us a call today! We can help you make those tough calls like what stain would look best with your home. Give us a call toady or fill out our online request form!

By Innovative Builders 6-26-2019