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Yes, we're local and located right here in Nokomis, FL. We moved our business from Omaha, Nebraska to Nokomis in December 2019. We have been staining decks, fences and other types of wood since 2008.
Yes, we service the entire Sarasota, Florida area. Here's a list of the cities and towns - Sarasota, Nokomis, Placida, Osprey, Port Charlotte, North Port, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood, Boca Grande, Edgeville, Myakka City, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, Arcadia, Anna Maria, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel Island, Pine Island, Manasota Key and other communities around this area.
The deck and fence cleaner I use is 100% biodegradable and deep cleans to remove dirt mold algae and graying.
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 because it cover the wood.
Planters and grill mats can leave rings and marks on decks because water can get trapper 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 meed to pressure wash your deck or fence at least 48 hours before staining.
Most decks and fences that are stained with a quality oil based stain will bead up water for at least 1 year.
Most stains will dry within 24 hours of application.
You should re-stain your deck or fence ever 2 to 3 year for maximum protection.
The best time to stain and seal a deck 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.
Power washing can damage the wood if the pressure washer is set too high.
I try to apply at least two coast of stain to the deck of fence.
There are a lot of different types of sealers and stain on the market. There are water and oil based stains and sealers and there are latex, oil based and acrylic based stains.
A clear sealer only protects the wood from water damage and a colored stain will block the UV rays from damaging the wood also.
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, I do not recommend staining under the deck you should leave the underside unstained to allow the wood not to rot from within.