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deck staining questions

Here at Westchester Wash and Seal, we know that deck staining is a fast and effective way to make an old deck look new. Not only will this increase the value of your home, but it will improve the look, feel and functionality of your deck, pergola, trellis, or gazebo.

We put this frequently asked questions page together to help answer some of our customers’ most common questions. If you would like to feel free to call me – I love what I do and love talking about how my services can help aging wood structures.

Don’t hesitate to reach out!

– Jim

Frequently Asked Questions - Deck Staining, Wood Care & Treatment:

Why choose Westchester Wash & Seal?

We’re a local, family-owned business that has been serving the Westchester & Westchester community for nearly 15 years now. We have knowledge and experience to get the job done right and your satisfaction is our #1 priority!

How long will the staining process take?

 While we never cut corners or accept less than the highest standard, we do our best to work with our clients to ensure their timetable is honored. Weather is often a barrier that is out of our hands, but aside from that, we try to get the job done as quickly as possible so that you can start enjoying your new deck.

Can I have my deck washed and not stained?

Sure, but it is best if you stain wood and seal it right after it’s washed.

Can't I just do it myself? Why isn't staining a DIY project?

 Most homeowners don’t have the necessary experience, complementary skill sets, or specialized knowledge to do the job right. All too often, to cut costs homeowners will do the work themselves resulting in damage, poor quality, unappealing aesthetics, and having to pay a professional soon after anyway.

What causes wood discoloration?

Time, air pollutants, sunlight, moisture, and heat all cause damage and discoloration to wood over time. That’s why it’s so important to perform routine maintenance.  

What about cracks in the wood?

 When we assess the deck to begin the process, we look for any cracks and decide if the wood needs to be replaced or repaired. If the damage isn’t too severe, we can just fill and smooth them to make them look better and hold up longer.

What about different types of wood?

We deal with all different wood types, even exotic woods, and take the wood type and unique features into account when assessing what action to take and what a deck needs.

Do I have to pay for a consultation?

No! We want everyone to feel free to call us to ask questions and get information. Even if you aren’t sure whether you want to restore or refinish your deck, you should have easy access to reliable information from an industry professional.

That’s why we offer free consultations and quotes and welcome anyone, from window shoppers to committed renovators, to contact us to discuss their project.

Our team will be happy to help you plan the perfect deck staining or painting project for your home’s deck or porch.

Why choose Westchester
Wash and Seal?

  • We offer complete deck sealing and deck staining services
  • Our deck sealing, staining and deck painting services will help restore and preserve your deck.
  • We can also help make deck repairs if and when they are found.
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Benefits of staining your homes deck or other wood surfaces include:

  • Staining allows you to protect your decks wood; which is exposed without it.
  • Staining preserves the life of wood
  • Staining prevents the splitting and cracking of the wood and can help prevent splinters.
  • Deck staining enhances the look of your wood deck.
  • Staining also increases the life of the wood.


Client Testimonials
We care what our customers think of us and so should you.

I’ve used other power washing companies in Westchester and Westchester Wash and Seal is far and away not only my favorite power washing company to work with – but also the most talented and professional! Last summer they restored my deck which was covered in mildew, making it look better than it ever has, and they did it all with the best price I found! This year they power washed my Westchester home and walkways! Thanks for the great job Jim!

Matt F.
Mount Vernon, NY

I tried Westchester Wash and Seal this spring for my pre-summer clean up. They did power washing on my house. I have to say, the work they did was fast and high-quality. I’ve been recommending them to everyone I know.

Joseph D.
Harrison, NY

I’ve been a loyal customer for years. They do so much more than power washing and sealing decks – they also deliver some of the finest customer service found anywhere. I’ve had them strip wallpaper inside my home and paint my garden fence, all the work they do always looks incredible!

Amanda R.
Rye, NY

Westchester Wash and Seal is the most reliable power washing service I’ve ever used, and I feel like I’ve used them all over the years – we have always gotten our home power-washed  after the winter! My pavers and siding look BRAND NEW!

Carrie C.
White Plains, NY