How To Stain And Weatherproof Decks In Tacoma, WA

Staining and sealing a cedar deck will enhance the beauty of the wooden surface and protect it from moisture-related damage. The following project will teach an individual how to properly clean, stain, and Weatherproof Decks in Tacoma WA.


  • push broom
  • dust pan
  • shop vacuum cleaner
  • wood-cleaning agent
  • deck brush
  • handheld scrub brush
  • water hose
  • roll of plastic sheeting
  • scissors
  • painter’s tape
  • wood stain
  • mixing stick
  • paint tray
  • thick-napped roller
  • roller frame
  • extension handle
  • paintbrush
  • clear sealant

Cleaning Cedar And Securing Plastic Sheeting

A push broom can be used to collect loose dirt on a deck’s surface. If dirt is stuck between boards, a shop vacuum cleaner’s hose can be moved across each seam. A wood cleaning agent needs to be poured onto surface stains. Moving a deck brush back and forth over treated areas will loosen residue. A handheld scrub brush will loosen stains from crevices. Cedar boards need to be rinsed off with a water hose and wooden surfaces need to dry thoroughly. Strips of painter’s tape can be used to secure pieces of plastic sheeting to hardware or portions of a deck an individual does not want to have exposed to stain or sealant.

Applying Stain And Sealant

Stain needs to be stirred for a few minutes to eliminate air bubbles. Stain that has been mixed can be poured into a paint tray. A thick-napped roller and frame that are attached to an extension handle can be used to apply a coat of stain to each cedar board. Stain should be applied evenly and needs to dry completely before an additional coat is added. If small details in a wooden surface are difficult to cover with a paint roller, a standard paintbrush can be used. Clear sealant needs to be poured into a clean paint tray and applied to wooden surfaces with a paint roller. After sealant has dried, strips of painter’s tape and plastic sheeting can be removed from a deck.

Tracy’s Quality Painting Inc. or a similar business can be hired to Weatherproof Decks in Tacoma WA. A professional crew will assist with projects that are located in a commercial or residential setting.