Gulf Coast Stain and Seal is located in Nokomis, Florida and services a 25 mile radius around Nokomis, and nearby Venice, Florida. The cities we serve include and other communities around this area. If you are not sure if you are in our service area, please call and let us know where you are located.
- Port Charlotte
- North Port
- Siesta Key
- Longboat Key
- Casey Key
- Manasota Key
- Lakewood Ranch
- St. Armands Key, in Sarasota, FL
On average most stains will show signs of wear after 2 to 3 years in Florida. This is due to the humid summers. I recommend re-staining your fence or deck every 2 to 3 years for maximum protection.
The type wood the stain is applied to can make the stain look lighter or darker. A solid deck stain will always look very close to the sample in the brochure. A semi-transparent stain, or semi-solid stain may vary depending on the wood type.
Planters and grill mats can leave rings and marks on decks because water can get trapped under and cause water stains.
A clear sealant only protects the wood form water damage but it will not protect your deck from the suns UV rays.
No, you will need to pressure wash your deck or fence at least 48 hours before staining. Depending on the job size, it could take several days for the project to be completed.
Most docks, decks and fences that are stained with a quality oil based stain will bead up water for at least 1 year.
Most professional-grade stains and sealers will dry within 24 hours of application. Depending on the conditions and where the job is located, in the sun or shade, the time to dry can vary.
You should re-stain your dock, deck, or fence every 2 to 3 years for maximum protection.
Can I stain and seal my dock, deck, or fence when it is wet outside? What about if there is rain in the forecast?
The best time to stain and seal a dock, deck, or fence is when the wood has been dry for a minimum of 48 hours, and there is no rain in the forecast for at least 24 hrs after staining.
Yes, power washing can damage the wood if the pressure is set too high. Hire a professional power or soft washer if you want to minimize your chance of damages.
We try to apply at least two coats of stain to the dock, deck, or fence to ensure maximum protection and longevity.
There are a lot of different types of sealers and stains on the market. There are water and oil-based stains and sealers, and there are latex, oil-based, and acrylic-based stains. We can help you decide on the right choice of stain and sealer for your type of wood surface.
A clear sealer only protects the wood from water damage, and a colored stain will block the UV rays from damaging the wood.
Stripping your deck can be damaging if you use a very powerful pressure washer. If you hire a professional deck re-finisher - like Gulf Coast Stain and Seal Co. in Nokomis, Florida, you won't have to worry about stripping your deck and damaging your wood.
No, we do not recommend staining underneath your dock or deck. It would be best if you left the underside unstained to allow the wood not to rot from within so it can breathe.
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