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Deck Maintenance: Deck Stripping

The only way to manage the plethora of potential damages your deck will endure over time is to ensure that you implement thorough deck maintenance. The pros at ELCO Painting are here to help. Coating your deck is key for maintenance – and that requires stripping old coats to make way for new ones when the time comes.

What Does It Take to Strip Your Deck?

Deck stripping can work wonders toward making your old deck look new again, but it is important to be aware of the critical nature of each step in the stripping process. Because preparation is always key, you’ll want to make sure that you thoroughly remove all dirt and debris from your deck before you start. Scrapers, strong blasts of water, and chemical deck strippers are all potential tools for tackling this project. It is important to assess the state of your deck to determine which method is required. The final steps in the deck stripping process are to rinse and neutralize the surface, which can be followed by sanding and new finish preparation.

The Importance of Deck Stripping

Stripping and sanding are the most popular ways to remove decking finish. When it comes to deck restoration, properly preparing the wood by stripping thoroughly removes old finish and cleans the wood down to the grain. This can be critical since leaving old deck stain on your deck will keep new stain from fully penetrating the wood, thus negatively impacting the performance of the new deck coating. Deck stains don’t adhere well to each other, so simply covering an old stain with a new coat will cause your new stain to flake and peel very quickly. Deck strippers break up old stains so that they can be easily washed away, leaving decks completely cleansed and allowing new stains, coatings and sealants to fully penetrate wood for optimal performance. This not only leaves your deck looking its best, but also ensures that your new deck stain will last as long as possible.

ELCO Painting Offers Deck Stripping Services You Can Count On

At ELCO Painting, we offer a variety of deck maintenance services to make sure your deck maintains its longevity and that you don’t break the bank. Our top-notch experience and expertise enables us to thoroughly assess the state of your deck and determine the best solution for you.

At ELCO Painting, we go above and beyond when providing deck stripping services. We only use the very best products for every job and our professionals always take the required steps to achieve top quality results. Our dedicated team of pro painting contractors takes advantage of our innovative products and advanced expertise to deliver results that consistently exceed our client’s expectations. When you choose ELCO Painting, you’ll receive professional service from our painting contractors along with careful and efficient work from the start to finish.

The always courteous, always professional painters at ELCO Painting offer nothing but the best when it comes to your deck maintenance and painting services. We are always punctual, polite, and friendly. We respect your space and keep our work area tidy for the duration of our project. Our residential painting contractors have been satisfying customers across Rhode Island and Southern New England for over three decades. Let us show you how. Though we are based in Rhode Island, our services also expand to all of southern Massachusetts. Contact our local painters today by filling out our online form, requesting a residential painting services estimate, or giving us a call at 401-295-2201.

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Interior Painting
ELCO’s interior painting services will update your home or business with a quality professional paint job. Our painting contractors are trained to work efficiently with quality service and communication, while staying out of your way and minimizing interruptions.
Exterior Painting
Our exterior painting services are sure to make your home or business new and inviting to your guests. A quality ELCO paint job is guaranteed to add curb appeal and resale value to your property.
Our Communication
Not only do ELCO employees posses a wide array of painting skill and knowledge, we also pride ourselves on professional, honest, and clear communication. Superb customer service is our goal of every job - start to finish.
Convenience
Coordinating and overseeing painting projects can be stressful. With ELCO’s painting service, you can trust that what we promise is what you’ll get. With speedy yet skillful service, we make sure your project is completed on time and on budget.

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What Customers Think Of Us



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C.A.
Warwick, RI


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South Kingstown, RI

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ELCO Painting Company can fully meet any of your residential or commercial painting needs. When you hire ELCO Painting, you can expect a professional experience from start to finish.