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Advice for Choosing the Right Stain Colors for Your Deck

If you love entertaining outdoors, consider adding a wooden deck to your home. Regardless of the size or layout of your backyard, a wood deck will instantly create a large area for entertaining, cooking, or simply lounging around on a beautiful spring or summer’s day.

When you work with an experienced deck contractor, you will be able to design the ideal deck for your home. To further customize your deck or to help it complement your home’s exterior design, you can stain the wood to add a burst of color to your backyard. Here are some tips for selecting the best stain colors for your wood deck.

Test Out Multiple Stains

When it comes to picking out a colored stain for your deck, test it out as you would interior paint. Home improvement stores typically offer samples that you can take home to test out on your deck. Try a colored stain before you apply it to your entire deck to make sure that you like the color and that it works with your deck and the design of your home. If you don’t like the stain after sampling it, use deck stripper to remove it rather than sanding, which can create unevenness in the decking.

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Colored stains will add a burst of color to your home, but you should make sure that it’s the right color before you commit yourself to it. If your home is painted, use the color wheel to determine which color combination will look best. The color wheel makes it easy to see color relationships that work well together, such as blue and yellow and blue and orange.

If you want to add value to your home and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, contact Randy Jaacks Rustic Woodmen Decks of Wilmette, IL. For close to 50 years, we have designing and building beautiful wood and composite decks for homeowners throughout the greater Chicago area. To learn more, visit our website or call us at (847) 827-7456.