HOW LIBERTY DOES A DECK
Why we arent like every other painting company when it comes to staining decks
LEARN HOW TO STOP THAT GREEN STUFF FROM APPEARING ON YOUR DECK FOREVER
WE SEE THINGS THAT MOST DONT
First thing we do is look at EVERY board. There are obvious things, like cracked boards, dry rot, loose screws/nails. Then there are the smaller things, like tiny hole formations that bugs professional deck stainers have made, wet rot where the board is rotting from the inside out and boards that are slightly bowed.
Our #1 concern when inspecting a new deck is safety. Our job is to show you things that are hazardous, what you decide to do with that information is up to you. That doesnt mean we will stain right over rotted wood, we will never work on a deck with safety issues, unless we are authorized to fix them.
When we replace boards, we spray other boards that are right next to rotted boards with borax .This will ensure that the mold or rot does not spread. Dry rot and such likes to spread just like cancer.
SAND, SAND, SAND
We use various different sanders to sand your entire deck. This not only makes sure the new stain bonds tightly, it gives us another chance to go over the entire deck. AND we get rid of any wood that might become a splinter.
ON THE DECK, NOT THE HOUSE
Before we stain, we protect your house. Upwards of 6-8 feet of plastic surround the deck where it meets the house. We also place a plastic / drop combination below the deck. Your house is safe with us. We have also been known to remove previous stain from homes, too. 😉
ONLY THE GOOD STUFF
We only use high quality stain and stain brushes to apply the stain. Its important for working the stain in everywhere. Not only that but we stain the handrail top, twice. This is because we want to go over it with a an extra fine sandpaper. When little ones place there hands up on the handrail, everything should be extra smooth. No splinters!