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Why Summer Is the Perfect Time for Sealing Your Deck or Patio


We know summer is the perfect time to work on your tan or take a vacation, but did you know it’s also the ideal time to seal your deck? That’s right, that refresh and revamp you’ve wanted to do is best done in the summertime. Let the professionals at Seal Smart tell you why. 

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What Is a Sealant?

First and foremost, a sealant exists to protect against moisture damage. Sealants are made of a combination of chemicals to provide a waterproof finish to ensure it lasts. We apply our wood sealant on wet surfaces for proper adhesion to the core of the wood, seeping into boards up to 8 inches thick.

Specific Steps

Second,  there are specific steps we take to prepare your deck for sealing. Summer is the perfect season to do this work as there are limited weather hazards that can impede our work. Without the significant temperature changes of spring or fall, or inclimate weather, we can work straight through. The process involved replacing loose or broken boards, power wash the deck, and sand the surface. All of this not only makes the desk look the best but will make it last the longest as well. 

A professional team such as the one here at Seal Smart will take care of all this for you. We can determine the best time of the week to begin the process to complete it without interruptions and in the right weather conditions. 

Be Patient

Finally, the deck needs to be left untouched for 48 hours after the process is complete. While it can be tempting to venture outside and admire the beautiful refinished deck, waiting the two days will ensure the sealant is fully absorbed. This means the final result will look the best and last the longest. However, once the 48 hours have elapsed, fire up the grill and invite the neighbors over. This deck is ready to be the party stop of the neighborhood!

Call Seal Smart for Your Deck Care 

The professionals at Seal Smart can work with you to determine the best color and type of stain and sealant for your deck and patio. Questions? Reach out or give us a call at 1-877-288-6716 and we will be happy to answer any questions.