For this beautiful Lawrenceville house, we’ve been asked to stain their pergola and deck, and then paint the trimmings as well of the wooden siding of their home. Prep work is key in all staining jobs and is essential because without it, wooden surfaces are susceptible to peeling, fading, and other things that will have you frustrated
A wooden pergola can be a great way to reduce how much exposure to the sun your wooden deck gets. It offers some protection without completely covering the deck, making for a nice, shady retreat from the smoldering sun. The first thing we did was pressure wash the pergola in order to clear away any debris like moss, dirt, or other contaminants that would get in the way of a perfect finish. After letting the surface dry for a few days just to make sure that the stain would soak in nicely, we set to work covering everything in the vicinity to ensure that none of the stain would get on anything it wasn’t intended to. Lastly, we rolled the stain on, making sure that the surface was coated evenly. The finished result turned out great!
The owners of the Lawrenceville house also asked us to stain their deck, so we used a similar approach to the pergola and pressure washed away any imperfections. We hand scraped away anything that remained just so be sure that the stain would set properly when the wood dried. Then, we stained the deck to nicely contrast the color of the siding on the house.
The siding of the house was painted to match the homeowner’s vision and also to fit nicely in the neighborhood. We also carefully painted the trimming along the house to complete the exterior painting for the Lawrenceville house.