Every summer season, decks become the living and entertaining space of choice for many homeowners. But wood decks take lots of punishment from the elements and painting your deck to maintain it's structural integrity is important. Before you pull out that table and umbrella, you should consider how to restore your deck with a fresh coat of paint or stain.
According to Debbie Zimmer, color and paint expert with the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, not only will this step in painting your deck enhance this often-used exterior room , but it can also protect the actual wood surface allowing the deck last longer.
Zimmer says that while brown and grey shades continue to be favorite color selections when painting or staining a deck, homeowners are increasingly choosing combinations that suit their home or decorating style. If you're not quite ready to add multiple hues to the entire space, add a punch of color by incorporating complementary colors onto planter boxes, built-in benches or even deck trellises, she says.
When it comes to painting your deck, you have plenty of options to harmonize or complement your outdoor surroundings:
Painting your deck can improve and enhance the appearance of the wood, and creat a more inviting outdoor space for you to entertain this summer.