Staining any exterior unpainted wood does more than just give it a nice shine. Commercial Staining Services certainly can increase the aesthetic appeal of any wooden structures such as decks, gazebos, railings, or other unpainted surfaces. This simply isn’t its most important function. The most compelling reason to always stain untreated wood is protection.
Any outdoor structures will be exposed to the elements on a regular basis, and this includes rain, snow, and other forms of precipitation. The best way to prevent water exposure from causing serious damage is wood staining. This forms a barrier across the surface that will prevent water from seeping through to damage the material. Even a small amount of water can cause swelling and rot, so it’s not a bad idea to have any interior cabinets, tables, or other fixtures stained to prevent water damage as well.
Protecting Wood from Rot
Even if it is not regularly exposed to substantial amounts of water, untreated wood can still rot due to moisture in the air. Once this process begins, there is no fixing it. Any affected materials will have to be replaced to prevent further damage or accidents. Staining wood keeps out mold and mildew as well as water, making it the perfect preventative treatment.
Preventing Sun Damage
When wooden structures are outdoors 24/7, they are exposed to a lot of sunlight. This exposure to UV light can cause discoloration and even substantial degradation over time. Protecting wood from the sun’s damaging effects is as simple as coating it with wood stain. This is a good idea for any indoor wood floors, furniture, or fixtures located near windows as well.
While property owners look at wood decks and furniture as an investment, termites and other pests look at them and see dinner. Professional staining can help to deter these pests by making their food of choice much harder to get to. Most termites won’t chew through a layer of chemical stain to get to the wood underneath and will move on looking for an easier meal.
Have a completed wood project that just needs those last few finishing touches? Contact Greg Anderson Painting to get a quote on Commercial Staining Services today.