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Three Things You Should Know Before Painting Your Deck

Three Things You Should Know Before Painting Your Deck

It’s about that time of year when house painting and other outside projects take front and center on our to-do lists. Painting or staining your deck is one of those chores that need to be done regularly to keep your deck and property looking great all year long. And as you know, the harsh elements of northern New Jersey can really wreak havoc on your deck paint, which means it’s important to update that paint colors and stains every so often.

If you’ve never painted your deck, no worries! Spectrum Painting can do it for you. Our painters are certified and experienced in all things exterior paint.

Here are a few things you need to know before you call us to schedule:

When to paint

Generally speaking, late spring and summer are the best times to apply the deck paint. Obviously, you want to have a few consecutive days with warm weather with a lot of sunshine. Be sure to schedule in plenty of time in case the weather puts the project on hold, especially when New Jersey has a week straight of rain! Another good time of year is early autumn when the summer heat starts to leave the region. Just don’t wait until it’s too late! New Jersey winters can sneak up on us, and our painters don’t apply any exterior paint colors in the snow.

Time frame

Deck paint typically requires dry weather for about two to four days with temperatures in the mid-80s. This ensures the deck paint dries evenly and thoroughly. Keep weather in mind as you schedule your house painting projects with us. Our crew of painters will consider this too before applying the deck paint. They’ll keep track of the weather as they work in case patterns change. And as you know, weather can be fickle, so we’re always prepared.

Clean deck and make sure wood is dry

Preparedness is key to having a great finished deck. In addition to planning ahead with the weather, the crew will need to take time to clean the deck properly and make sure the wood is dry. Painters do not want to apply paint colors to a deck that’s still wet from a previous storm. In addition, painting over old, chipped paint is not ideal, which is why cleaning it is important before we begin. Talk with our painters to determine what will need to be addressed before we can apply any exterior paint colors.

If you keep these three things in mind, it will be a seamless experience. Not to mention, the deck will look beautiful. And as always, if you need help with your interior and other exterior painting projects, our team of painters will help you pick the right paint color and help you apply them (so you don’t have to). If you live in Northern New Jersey and want more information about all of our exterior and interior painting services, contact us today! Happy painting, everyone!

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We hired Spectrum to paint, wallpaper, remove wallpaper, build a closet, remove popcorn ceilings, and other related jobs that came up. Each day I was greeted with a smile and handshake from the crew leader and his team. At the end of the day, their enthusiasm was as strong as it was in the morning. Just an amazing group of dedicated, hardworking people. They finished our condo in record time, covered our floors and furniture, what little we had. I am sorry that we have to stop at 5 stars. They deserve at least double that number! We moved into a condo and they were careful also about the common areas, putting down tarps and board to keep the dust off the rugs and not track onto the carpet. The building staff was so appreciative!
Elise T. | Oct/7/2016
Absolutely never go with anyone else. Always an amazing job and always worth every penny. They clean up and it's like they were never here when they're done. Our crew today was Marcin, Alejandro and Jose and we were thrilled with the results. Previous Review: I absolutely loved everything about Spectrum. We did not have an easy process but they were great the whole way through! First, about a month ago I called and spoke to Rich about an estimate based on square footage. He gave me one that I knew was out of our budget, but then worked with us to see what we can get done for what we could afford. We ended up well within our price range and with a beautiful painting job and flat walls. We were asking them to come to see our new condo during closing so that they could paint before we moved initially. Finally our sellers decided we will close on a Tuesday and Rich came in that day, gave us a hard number and had his guys come paint on Thursday!!! I had an incredible experience on a very strict budget and cannot recommend Spectrum enough.
Maria S. | Feb/19/2021
Excellent workmanship! The crew was meticulous, very polite and when finished, the house was left very clean. We chose Spectrum based on your reputation and you lived up to it!
Roselle A. | Jun/30/2016
1st class leaders and 1st class crews! Spectrum is a most professional company, I will definitely use again!
Jim B. | Jan/12/2015
Friendly and on time! Stayed until the job was done.
Jayne I. | Jun/30/2016
We recently had the exterior of our house soft washed and painted. I cannot say enough about Rich with my initial questions with the estimate to then project follow-up after completion. Spectrum was not the least expensive estimate I had but I was impressed right away with Rich circling back to me to see if I had any questions after he did the estimate. Right away I had a feeling that this company believed in customer service and customer satisfaction. So I went with my gut and I couldn’t be happier! Brian was fabulous with all the power washing and then Hector and his crew were top-notch. They were on time, friendly and helpful with questions and concerns I had and the job site was kept meticulously clean for the whole week. The sense of pride in the job was evident from each of the painters in my crew. I will never use another painting company again for my indoor or outdoor needs. Simply the best!
Rachael Morrow | Oct/19/2020
Crew is very respectful and organized. The project was fully reviewed in advance, with attention to detail. The team was great- hardworking, respectful and very efficient.
Melinda T. | Oct/27/2016
From the moment Rich and I started our conversations, I knew Spectrum was different, anyone can "talk" about trust and excellence....then I met our crew…. (Hector, Marci, CJ, Ryan, Oldemar) Each of you with your individual and collective contribution treated our home with the utmost of care. Taking time to ensure that we were satisfied with the work throughout the entire job, working through all the timing with the floors, making recommendations that would enhance the rooms– absolutely love the crown molding - and being courteous and professional. Thank you for making our vision even better....until our next adventure.
Rose R. | Aug/29/2016
Wonderful attitudes and eager to please. Very easy to talk to and ask questions. They were calm and pleasant and just perfect!
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