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Splashes of Rain on a Stained Deck

Seal Smart, home of “Never Seal Your Wood Deck Again,” wants you to get the most out of your deck. In today’s blog from Seal Smart, we explain the do’s and don’ts of sealing your deck or patio in the rain. 

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Check the Forecast 

Any kind of moisture can be damaging to your deck. That’s why it’s important to seal it to protect the wood from damaging weather conditions. But sealing it in the rain should never be an option. The rain will create a barrier between the wood and the sealant, making it useless. 

Try to find a window of two to three days when there is no rain in the forecast. This will be an excellent time to apply the sealant and allow for the appropriate amount of time to dry. 

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Allow for Time

We recommend always hiring a professional to protect your investments. But when you can’t, we suggest waiting 24 to 48 hours to seal the patio or deck after it’s been stained. This is because the stain needs that long to fully saturate the wood and take hold. If the area is in the shade, it may take up to three more days to dry. Once dry, you can begin to seal. Before beginning, check your local forecast.

It Rained Anyway

The forecast said it would be sunny all week. Then a pop-up storm hit, and now your just-sealed deck is all wet. What do you do now?  

Check to see if there are any circles or white spots where the stain has been damaged. If not, the surface should be fine. If these spots do occur, consult one of our professionals to determine the best course of action. A re-stain may be necessary. 

Seal Smart Can Seal Decks Even in the Rain

Rain after a Seal Smart installation does not hurt because our process is to seal your deck when it’s wet. We thoroughly clean your wood deck first, and then apply our proprietary sealant when it’s still moist for best results. 

Even better, our wood sealant carries a 25-year warranty for your deck. It penetrates wood up to 8 inches thick.

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Never Seal Your Wood Deck Again From Seal Smart

Need more tips on how to keep your deck or patio in its best condition? Talk to the professional team at Seal Smart. Contact Seal Smart online or call 1-877-273-2511 for more information or to request a free quote.