Deck Refinishing in Bend, Oregon

Deck Refinishing, Stripping, Brightening

Deck Refinishing in Bend or Redmond, Oregon is no easy task. If maintenance is not kept up, you may find yourself with a very sad deck, very fast. Depending on a number of factors (including the type of wood the deck is made of, current coatings we need to remove, and ease of access), we will select products and materials that will get the job finished with the result you desire. We follow a strict 6-step system that is the same for every deck we refinish. The variables lie in the labor and materials needed each step of the way. Here is a breakdown of how we refinish a deck.

REPAIR – First things first. If we find any damage, we will make recommendations and proceed however you would like us to. We drive any loose nails and secure unstable deck boards with screws. Any visible damage such as dry rot, splintering will be noted in the proposal and remedied during this initial phase.
CLEAN – We only use low-pressure when we clean your deck to ensure that it is not damaged.  This step removes dirt and other surface contaminants which interfere with the adhesion of the coatings we apply.
STRIP – Previous coatings need to be removed completely in order for your new stain to last as long as possible. We only use professional grade strippers specially crafted for wood decks.
BRIGHTEN – This step is important for a number of reasons. First, it makes the wood more receptive to the stain. Second, the wood is brightened closer to it’s natural color. This gives us a great starting point for any stain you choose to stain your deck with.
SAND – The entire deck surface (and railings if appicable) is sanded, or “defurred,” to remove the fuzziness that results after the previous steps. Any discoloration and rough spots which aren’t taken out by the brightener will be sanded at this point. In extreme instances, the railings will need to be disassembled and reassembled.
STAIN – Only the highest quality exterior-grade stains are used in our deck care systems. We can help you select a color that will complement your fresh paint and surrounding features or apply a color you’ve already chosen.

Once you have successfully stained your deck, you will need to maintain the coating. Here are a few things you can do to extend the life of your newly applied deck stain!

  • Annually clean dirt and debris from between the deck boards. This will reduce the effect it has on deteriorating your deck finish.
  • Annually pressure wash (again, on a low setting!) your deck to get rid of any spilled BBQ sauce from last summer. Surface stains can do more than just “look bad.” They can actually eat away at your deck finish if left over time.
  • Tighten loose boards with screws. Screws wont back out like nails.

Now crank up the heat on your BBQ, pour yourself a Mojito, and enjoy the company you invited over for a very pleasant summer’s eve on your beautiful new deck.

 

Rise Painting provides Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Tumalo, and Terrebonne with a one of a kind painting experience. If you need professional help with your upcoming project, please give the team at Rise Painting a call. (541) 316-5929

Exterior Painting Warranties — What to Look For

While searching Central Oregon for painting services you will find few painters who offer a warranty. The ones that do, only stand behind their products for a period of two years. We here at Rise Painting believe in promoting the best practices in the industry and strive to continually learn the best prep and application methods so we can deliver to you the best possible paint job for the money you are willing to spend.

In painting, we have a lot of competition. It is pretty easy for anyone to go out and buy a truck, slap a magnet on the side, throw some ladders on top of it, pick up a spray rig, and call themselves a professional. There are hundreds of exterior and interior painters in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, and the surrounding Central Oregon area. What’s to say that contractor will be around when you need to cash in on that warranty they’ve provided?

One way to tell is by looking at who they are. How long have they been in business? Are they investing time and money into the business with the goal of creating a legacy for their families to build on? What are their core values? Does the company operate on integrity and exist to provide the best possible customer experience? If a painting warranty is important to you, you may want to start asking questions of the warranty provider. You should be able to trust the painting contractor and know with certainty that they will be around to honor it.

So you find yourself liking, trusting, and getting to know your preferred painting contractor. I want to let you in on a little secret… All warranties of the same warranty period are not always the same warranty! Even though it may say “2-year Warranty” what is actually covered may be completely different. Is the coverage spelled out for you boldly in writing? Some contractors will only exclude certain surfaces. Others might only include labor, leaving you to foot the bill for all materials — even if their company was at fault! This should throw red flags everywhere. There are even some guys who claim to offer a warranty, when in fact it is only the product warranty from the paint supplier that they use and claim the warranty to be their own. Be on the lookout for “Lifetime” warranties or anything over 10 years. These types of warranties typically only cover materials when the paint manufacturer has determined that the product has been applied properly.

The last thing to consider when purchasing an exterior painting service warranty is to consider how long you will be enjoying this paint job. How long do you plan to live in the house? If you are moving in a relatively short period of time, then a shorter warranty would be appropriate. If You are not planning to move, then a mid-range warranty, like a 5 to 8 year warranty would be good. If you are someone who values the best quality with no hassles, then the longer warranty packages might be best for you. In reality, most paint jobs in Central Oregon will not last longer than 10 years due to the UV rays, harsh winters, and dry climate. All these environmental factors are very harsh on painted finishes. Warranties longer than about ten years are most likely expecting you to never call them back to fix that flaking fascia paint they neglectfully “forgot” to prime.

Once you decide on how you want your new paint to perform, you can choose a contractor and a painting system to suit your needs. Take into consideration that you will pay more for a longer warranty, but that warranty will more than pay for itself over its lifetime. I would suggest that you investigate the company providing you with a warranty. Ask about their painting systems and keep them accountable once they start. Get it all in writing before they begin.

At Rise Painting, we offer three different warranty levels. 2-years, 6-years, and 10-years, all with our “No Problem” guarantee. If you need to make a claim, we will assess the problem within 3 business days, and complete all repairs within one week…weather permitting of course. With our warranty packages, you will be reminded on your warranty anniversary date that it is time to schedule your free 1-hour touchup. Each year, for the life of your warranty, we will schedule a time for us to do a walk-through and address any potential problems. This includes re-caulking, re-scraping, re-painting and anything inbetween. In all reality, if it’s not up to our standards, we will fix it. We believe whole-heartedly that integrity in business goes a long way. Please read more about the history of Rise Painting here.

If you have questions about our warranty feel free to contact our office at 541-316-5929 or on our Contact Us page.

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