posted by Custom Coatings, Inc. on December 9th, 2011
my deck paint is peeling. what can i do?
There is no easy solution or one-size-fits-all for this problem. Treated deck boards weather and crack. People have been misinformed that painting a deck will stop the weathering process and help it to hold up well for a long time. That’s just simply not the case.
If you apply a solid stain, paint, or other film-building product to your deck, it will almost always peel. This happens because water gets inside the cracked wood, and then releases, causing damage to the coating.
In over 20 years of business, we’ve never seen a deck that has not weathered and peeled, to some degree. But there is a way for you to keep your deck from peeling, and it involves regular maintenance.
The proper way to seal a deck is to stick to sealer-type products, and re-apply the sealer every two to three years as needed. You will know when it’s time to reseal because water will no longer bead up on your deck. That’s a sign that your sealer has lost its effectiveness and needs to be redone.
Custom Coatings is an industry leader with more than two decades of experience in commercial, industrial, and residential painting and coatings projects. We know what types of deck sealer are the best and we take pride in the quality of our work.
Our mission is to educate you on the most cost effective way to achieve your desired results. We will take the time needed to help you understand all of your options through a detailed consultation and written proposals with specifications – not just a price.
85 percent of our business is repeat business. We take pride in that. Our customers routinely refer us to the family, friends, and neighbors when the opportunity arises.
Just call us at 828-326-0953 and let us provide you with a free estimate on your next project.