4 Steps For DIY deck staining

Do you want to stain your deck by yourself? Look no farther, BRS Painting can help you out!

A tip from us to you is to use quality stain and brushes for your project. When you are picking out your stain; choose an exterior or outdoor stain as this will protect your home from the elements and as we know, Missouri’s weather is ever changing.

Staining a deck is a great way to enhance the look and protect your deck from the elements.


1. Prepare the surface: Begin by power washing to remove dirt, mildew, and debris from the wood. Sand away any rough spots and fill in any cracks or damaged wood with a wood filler.

2. Choose Your Stain: There are many different types of deck stains available – from clear finishes to semi-transparent and solid stains. If you want to match a previous stain, take a piece of to your local Sherwin-Williams or Flanagan store. If you have any questions; don’t hesitate to contact BRS Painting

3. Apply the Stain: Begin at one corner of the deck and work your way across it in an even pattern. Apply a generous amount of stain and make sure to spread it evenly using back-and-forth strokes.

4. Dry time: Allow stain to dry before you walk on it or even allow pets on it. Depending on the type of stain you used, you may need to apply a second coat. Make sure to follow

Staining your deck is a great way to add color and personality to your outdoor space.

Good luck with your deck staining and exterior painting projects! If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help bring your vision to life. Thanks for reading and happy staining!