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Staining your deck is no small job, which is why you want to get it right the first time. Follow these tips to choose a deck color that coordinates seamlessly with the rest of your home, and that you’ll love for years to come.

Choosing The Right Stain For Your Deck

First, consider the fact that your deck will be exposed to harsh weather and UV rays, and that it should be professionally cleaned and maintained annually. More neutral, natural colored stains age well and typically require less maintenance than a more bold, uncommon color.

Also consider choosing a color you know you’ll love for the next several years, and that potential buyers will also like if you sell your home. More trendy colors may be fun for a short while, but a neutral color ages well and may appeal to future buyers better.

When choosing a color for your deck, think about the colors you’ve used inside your home. Choose an outdoor color that matches other wood finishes inside your home—like floors, furniture, and cabinets. Try continuing your flooring color indoors onto your deck. This creates a feeling of continuous space and fluidity that you and your guests will enjoy.

You should also be mindful of the transparency of the stain you choose. If you select a clear coat, the natural grain and character of the wood will show. Semi-transparent stains still show the wood grain, but are more of a color change. Solid wood stains look more like paint and have an opaque finish.

Lastly, choose a deck shade that compliments your outdoor furniture and landscaping—like patio furniture, a wood fence, and plants or rock features. Use these existing colors for inspiration and go with a stain that fits within that same color wheel.

Deck Staining And Maintenance In Gaithersburg, Maryland

DeckMaster can help with all of your deck construction and maintenance needs.

Call us today to get started on your deck in the Montgomery, Howard, or Frederick County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia!