Arbor and Pergola Staining in Lewisville, TX
What we refer to as a Arbor or Pergola is a common feature that can be found in many back yards. They consist of wooded fences and arcs where vines are allowed to creep or grow. A fully-vine Pergola or arbor offers welcome shade and privacy.
Staining your arbor or pergola should be your most desirable option. This will help protect your arbor or pergola from wearing out and will keep it in good condition for years.
Paint or Stain, which is a Better Option?
Stain and paint have one thing in common. They both will coat a surface in a protective layer of color. Nevertheless, there are a few essential differences, the major one being that paint lies on the surface of the item being painted, while stain is absorbed into it.
Stain generally is best compatible with wood and comes off as the best welcome choice for wood. This is because Stain dramatically reinforces and strengthens the lifespan of raw wood as well as ensures the wood maintains its beauty in contrast to paint. Using stain will also help your pergola to resist cracking, peeling, and blistering when it is used following the guidelines or instructions of the manufacture, and it is more cost-effective.
Paint in contrast to staining is more expensive, time-consuming, and tends to sit on the surface and is more suitable for concrete. So, when you have to choose between staining for painting your pergola, staining is a far better option.
When should you have your Arbor or Pergola stained?
If your arbor is made from pressure-treated wood, you must wait until your wood is completely dry before we stain your Arbor or Pergola. Depending on your local weather, this can be done 2-6 months after you assemble the pergola. A green appearance is a common feature of initial pressure-treated wood that turns golden brown, then grey if not water sealed or stained. The color golden brown is the indicator that the arbor is ready to stain.
The product you choose also helps determine when to stain your arbor. For rough western red cedar, the stain can be added right away if desired. The light amber color present in this type of cedar takes stain very well.
We will be happy to help you determine the proper time to stain your Pergola or Arbor while we are discussing the details with you.