Deck Staining in Bend

Make your deck beautiful while also protecting and prolonging it with deck staining

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We're Experts in Deck Maintenance

Marc Riverman Painting has over 18 years of experience in residential painting services that include deck maintenance and deck restoration through our deck staining services. We've been helping deck owners in Central Oregon with all of their house painting and deck staining needs for decades. Reach out to us for a quote so you can enjoy your deck for years to come.

Why Invest in Your Deck?

Decks take a lot of abuse from the elements. They're constantly exposed to direct sunlight, rain, snow, and dirt. And over time, all that exposure can take a toll on the wood, causing it to fade, crack, and splinter. That's why it's important to regularly stain and seal your deck. This regular maintenance provides protection for your wood deck.

Deck staining is a process that involves cleaning the deck, applying a stain or sealant, and then allowing it to dry. Depending on the condition of your deck and the type of stain or sealant you use, the entire process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. But the effort is worth it because deck staining can help to extend the life of your deck and keep it looking its best. So if you're looking for a way to protect your investment and enjoy your deck for years to come, deck staining is definitely worth considering.

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Deck Staining vs. Deck Painting

Deck staining is the process of applying a protective sealant to your deck in order to preserve its natural beauty and extend its lifespan. Deck painting, on the other hand, is the process of applying a new coat of paint to your deck. While deck staining will preserve the deck's existing finish, deck paint will completely change the appearance of your deck.

So, if you're looking to protect your deck and keep it looking its best, deck staining is the way to go. But if you're looking for a complete makeover, deck painting is the way to go. Whichever route you choose, just be sure to do your research and choose a high-quality product and/or professional (like Mark Riverman Painting) that will stand up to the elements.

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Our Professional Deck Staining Process

Most deck owners know that a fresh coat of stain can do wonders for the look of their outdoor space. But what many deck owners don't know is the deck staining process.


Before you get started, it's important to scrape your deck to remove any loose paint or stain. Use a putty knife or paint scraper to gently remove any flaking paint or stain. Be careful not to damage the wood beneath.

Power Washing

Deck staining is a process that Mike Rowe says is "gross, but necessary." Power washing your deck before staining helps to remove all the dirt, grime, and mold that can build up over time. This buildup can prevent the stain from penetrating the wood, leading to an uneven finish. In addition, power washing also helps to restore the deck's natural color, making it look new again.


Staining your deck can be a simple and effective way to protect it from the elements and extend its life. But in order to get the best results, it's important to sand your deck first. This will help to create a smooth surface that the stain can adhere to.


Finally, it's time to apply the stain using a brush, roller, or sprayer. Once the stain is dry, we'll apply a sealer. This helps to protect the deck from weathering and wear.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stain my wood deck?
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In order to get the best results, it's important to follow a few simple steps. To prep, you'll want to grab (or rent) a power washer, cover nearby plants, move any items off the deck (garden hose, toys, etc.), purchase your wood stain, and set up plastic sheeting to cover anything you want to protect.

First, clean the entire deck with a pressure washer or deck cleaner. This will remove any dirt, grime, or mildew that has built up over time on the deck boards.

Next, sand down the deck to rough up the surface and allow the stain to better penetrate the wood.

Once the deck is clean and sanded, it's time to apply the stain. Be sure to choose and apply stain that is appropriate for the type of wood you are working with.

Finally, allow the stain to dry completely before walking on or using the deck. Once you let the deck dry, enjoy!

Following these simple steps will ensure that your deck looks great for years to come.