There are so many factors that go into choosing the perfect deck stain, and it can be hard to decide on which is the best for you. However, with the right amount of deliberation, and after weighing your options, you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

With the help of experts, it can be even easier to see what deck stains have in store for you. To learn more about how to choose your perfect deck stain, read on, and we’ll explore the choices together!

Selecting the Right Stain Color for Your Deck

Consider Deck Material

Depending on your deck material, this can limit the number of choices you have in terms of deck stains. For example, staining wooden decks can only get you so far. If you want more pops of color, you’re going to need to paint.

Utilize Color Theory

This sounds far more complicated than it actually is! Color theory, when it comes to decking, is very simple. You’re going to want to use analogous color schemes–colors that are close to one another on the color wheel–or complementary schemes–colors that are opposite each other. For instance, analogous colors would be red, orange, and brown. This is something you can achieve with orange-stained wood.

Complementary colors could be something like blue and yellow. Contrasting colors can also add an interesting pop. For instance, a gray deck with a little blue thrown in can draw the eye in a pleasing way.

Be Sure to Test!

You should always test your colors and stains before you cover the entire deck. Find a small portion, or a piece of the material on which you can practice. See how opaque you’d like the stain to be, and sample many different kinds to see which is your favorite. This way, you won’t make any mistakes or missteps when finally choosing the stain. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start testing!

With this in mind, you’re sure to choose the best deck stain for you! When you work with the a Maryland decking company, and you couple your knowledge of deck stains, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to create your dream deck in no time.

North American Deck & Patio is here to help! With years of experience and knowledge, we’ve got what it takes to help you create and design the perfect deck. If you work with a less experienced contractor, you won’t be guaranteed the quality of service you would with North American Deck & Patio. Don’t wait–call today, and we can get started on seeing which materials, designs, and colors will go into the deck you’ve always dreamed of!

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

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Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

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Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Charles County Deck and Patio: La Plata (20646), Port Tobacco (20677), Rock Point (20682), Waldorf (20601, 20602, 20603)

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

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