Answers to all your questions...
How do I find a Got Wood rep?
We are located in the Kansas City area and can be contacted by phone or email. Or you can request a free consultation on the contact us link.
Can I stain my deck myself?
While anyone can stain a deck, it takes time and a good understanding of equipment, materials and conditions to properly prep and stain any wood surface.
To be quite honest, nearly half of our work comes from DIY's messy mistakes. Any and all mistakes can be fixed but some become quite costly.
If you are into DIY, please do your research, contact a local hardware store or sealant supplier and properly prep and care for your wood. You don't want your deck to end up like this.
What is the best stain to use?
Stain is not a one stop shop. Many types of stain exist on the market today, and none of them are a fix all. Age, wood condition, exposure, and color requirements all play an important role in choosing the proper stain. Consumer Reports or other similar websites or publications may suggest the best stain, but your situation may have unique needs.
We've tried almost every stain under the sun and know what stains work best in which situations. If you can pin down a color, we can help you determine the best application.
How often should I refinish my deck?
Just like painting your house, a deck or fence needs to be touched up every few years. However, the time frame can vary depending on your wood surface's exposure to the elements. The flat surfaces of your deck will need more maintenance since they receive all the traffic, hold water, and see the most sunlight. We offer several maintenance plans to keep your wood in its best condition.
How do I know if my fence needs help?
The rule of thumb is if you have to ask, it's time. The fence below is gray and worn, not necessarily rotten, but damaged from age and wear. Your wood shouldn't be cracked, damp, soft, gray, or growing any plant life. If you have any of the latter or are still unsure contact one of our specialists for a free consultation.
Isn't powerwashing hard on wood? I've been told not to powerwash my deck.
In the wrong hands a powerwasher can damage the surface of your wood. Often times pure pressure is used to blast away all the aged material leaving a carved survace. This is undesireable and should be avoided. We pretreat the wood with an environmentally friendly chemical application to loosen particles from the surface so the wood can be cleaned at a lower pressure; protecting your wood.