Decks, Decks, and More Decks!

With summer in full swing we are heavily into deck season. One question we get asked a lot is "Why do decks need to be stripped instead of just pressure washed?"

If you have a deck that you want stained with a transparent stain then stripping and conditioning the deck is a must. If you put a transparent stain over a grey and dirty colored surface then the stain will look discolored and dark instead of beautiful. Also, the stain may or may not penetrate into the wood if there is a previous coating. (For some stains you can stain over the top of the existing if you use the same product, such as the product we are recommending for cedar decks.)

We recommend for any transparent stain for the deck to be stripped of all previous stain. This will also help to get rid of discoloration and greying. Then condition the wood which gets the wood's color back to its blonde or reddish color. Then we sand the deck with 60 - 80 grit sandpaper which also helps to open the pores of the wood and also give it a nice finish.

After all of this preparation has been completed, then it is time to apply two generous coats of Timber Pro Coating's Deck & Fence formula. You can check them out at We have been using their products for years to great results.

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"I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the quality work that Posten Painting did on my deck.  It looks brand new!  The crew did a very thorough job and it was done on-time and on-budget.  No extras!  I have already recommended your company to several co-workers.  Thanks again for exceeding my expectations."

Dennis Wright, Milwaukie, OR

"I was referred to Posten Painting by a friend at work for some interior painting.  They provided excellent service and work.  Their talent for painting is amazing, they were quick, clean and efficient.  The owner was a joy to talk to and work with as well.  Their pricing is not inexpensive but the value is definitely there.  I definitely recommend them and will use them again!"     Angie's List Rating:  A

Ryan S, Happy Valley, OR


"Great job.  Your employees were so polite, professional & cared about making everything just right.  They were a pleasure to have in our home.  We'd recommend you and will in a minute.  Thank you so much for such a great great job."

Craig & Judy B, West Linn, OR

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