Decks and fences:
- Semitransparent siding and deck stain: used on new wood and surfaces that have only been stained a few times prior
- Semitransparent opaque siding and deck stain: this is used on surfaces that have been treated several times and need more pigment to make them look uniform
- Solid color acrylic stain: this is used when the homeowner wants a solid uniform color; sometimes there is no other alternative as there has been to many applications or severe weathering
Most home exteriors have dirt, mold and mildew present; a professional power wash can remove these. This is true on all “maintenance free” surfaces, too, such as vinyl, aluminum, etc.