Article provided by: Fine Paints of Europe
Painting your deck is a tedious and time-consuming job. Luckily, you don’t need to do it very often, especially when you use high quality paint. It is important to choose a paint system that gives you excellent results. One of the first steps is to choose from the many deck paint colors that are available. Opt for durable paint that will withstand deck use without peeling, cracking or chipping.
What Type of Paint Should I Use For a Deck?
Decks are exposed surfaces and require special paint treatments. The recommended finish paint for a wooden deck is Hollandlac Brilliant. Since a deck is outdoors it is subjected to many different temperature and weather conditions. A painted deck will have the best appearance and durability when you use a paint system. Our paints are designed to be used as a system and not alone. A deck paint system should include an oil primer or undercoat applied in two thin coats. You may choose the finish paint from a variety of deck paint colors.
How Do I Need to Prepare the Surface Before Painting?
The surface must be properly prepared by sanding it before you begin painting. The surface must be clean and dry and completely free from dust, grease, chalk, rust and any other foreign material that could negatively impact the adhesion of paint. You should clean the surface with mild detergent and warm water but do not use petroleum based cleaning products. Remove grease with lacquer thinner. Do not paint over mold. If you find mold you must remove it before you can paint the surface.
What Are the Steps for Painting a Deck?
Once the surface is clean and dry you can apply the first coat of primer. You should apply primer with a high quality natural bristle brush. Use oil or ECO primer for wood surfaces. Apply two thin coats allowing the first coat to dry completely and sanding between coats. Sand with 220 grit sandpaper and remove dust with a tack cloth.
Once the primer coats are complete you can apply the finish paint. Apply the finish paint in two thin coats allowing the first coat to dry overnight before applying the second coat. After painting is complete allow 28 days before allowing full traffic use. Choose from a selection of deck paint colors that are available as well as custom colors.
What Deck Paint Colors Are Best?
The best deck paint colors are those that blend perfectly with the siding and brickwork of your home. You want to make sure that you choose a color that provides a luxurious look to the deck without overpowering the structure. Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac Brilliant paint is available in 10,000 colors. The possibilities are endless. You can create the finish that is ideal for your home. Check our online color tools to view the large selection of colors that are available. You may also view our brochures and request our literature packet that includes a Classic European Color Chart.
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