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Staining Vs Painting: The Best Choice
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When you’re having your entire home maintained or cleaned, you should pay extra attention to your decking. However, some homeowners are having a difficult time deciding whether they should have their decks painted or stained. In today’s blog, the top deck and siding contractors in the Tri-State area, PJ Sullivan Exteriors, helps you with this decision.

Staining Vs Painting

Deck Painting

Deck painting comes with a lot of benefits. First, it gives your deck a consistent and vibrant color that enhances your exterior’s appearance and curb appeal. You don’t have to worry about refinishing the deck at the moment as long as you’ve applied top-grade paint coating applied by professional painters. You can expect the paint to last as long as ten years before it needs to be reapplied with a fresh coat once again.

In fact, deck and exterior renovation contractors recommend applying a fresh coat of paint to old decks to hide imperfections to enhance your home’s exterior appearance without breaking the bank. It also gives you a chance to try out new colors if you’re tired of your deck’s previous appearance.

Deck Staining

Some homeowners choose to go with the deck staining route to protect their decks from weathering caused by the elements. Using high-quality stains can protect your wood grain, preventing moisture from expanding it or making it a breeding ground for mold and causing it to rot. It also gives your deck a vibrant pop that works well for decking options such as cypress, cedar and redwood. It also highlights some of the best attributes of your deck such as the color, graining and the texture while protecting it from UV radiation.

PJ Sullivan Exteriors is one of the siding and roofing replacement companies serving the Tri-State area. Give us a call at (201) 857-0600 or (914) 768-3002. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.


I hired Pete Sullivan more than three years ago to help replace a small section of siding on my suburban house in New Jersey. Since then, he has not only replaced all the siding and roofing on my house, but completely renovated the entire interior, a multiyear job that included moving many walls, installing new tiles for the entire first floor, completely renovating the kitchen, and building a new...
Jason Forsythe
The job at my house was wonderful from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Josephine C.
We were so happy with the roofing, siding and pertego job PJ Sullivan did for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better company to do this for us. Pete was very attentive and visited our home at least 3 times a week and that was important for us.
Jaime T.
I love the way they treat their clients and Im happy to work with them! Pete and his guys where fabulous.
Steven J.
We are very satisfied with all planning and work done by PJ Sullivan Construction Company on our home. They exceeded our expectations and are very happy we went with them for our project. Peter, the owner, provided all of the construction and cost details, professional suggestions and explanations that we needed to make informed decisions. The project management and workmanship was excellent! The...
Mike R.