As a painter for over 35 years, I've done tons of decks: literally.This page contains everything on deck treatments you need to jump in. I'm with you.
Hi, I am Brad (The Painter!).
I am a professional painter for over 30 years, and I am now passing on tips and trade secrets to you.
Articles on Deck
Here are the main top-quality deck stains that we recommend. Our view is that using high-quality products cuts the labor involved and saves time and money in the end. You can read more details about these stains in our article.
The best deck sealer
Durable deck paints for your new or old deck from trusted makers. You can read the post about these deck paints and more.
The best floor paint
You can go much faster with your deck work with a good paint sprayer. Here are the main recommendations. You can read more about our recommended paint sprayers here. Also, be sure to look into the Deck Prep section: it has masking products you need for a spray job. Also, you’ll need strainers and more shown below in “Deck Tools for Stain/Paint”
Paint Respirator Supply Kit
Use with 3M masks – has both chemical cartridge that I use, plus outer filters / clip to use a paper filter over the more expensive chemical cartridge, extending the lifespan greatly.
Probably sells more than all the rest together because of great price, but this is slower than the big boys and is not known for longevity. It’ll get you through if you keep it clean and dry in storage.
Hand Masker from 3M
Deck Prep Tools
Goes with 5" Grinders
Water does 95% of work
Coarse for decks
Best Quality Sander
Works with 5" Sander
HANDY for PRO
Deck Tools for Staining / Painting
All the fundemental tools in our bag of tricks: how we use them is described in the various articles on deck care, above. Some are merely time-saving items, but they will also come in handy in other projects…and we only recommend quality, reasonably priced items that last.
I’ve searched high and low for a good deck restore product. None of them are reputible. Please read the post all about deck restoration in detail and what deck products are known for. You can really have big problems if you apply them over rotten wood.
Here are the categories for your deck work. Everything here is selected by a pro: reasonably priced, high-quality products. Our goal: cut the labor involved—save time and money.