The better the surface, the better the bond...

Unlike concrete, wood is a complex structure of organic fibers that will react with water, heat, impact and overall movement. The result is a surface that poses additional challenges when it comes to long term bond and visual appeal of applied coatings.

If you've had to strip and re-paint / re-stain your peeling deck on numerous occasions, you've had plenty of experience with this reality first-hand.

You need to start with a surface that will co-operate with your plans. Wood that is in reasonably good condition can be coated with great and lasting success with a recommended Daich Coatings finish for decks.

Some surfaces, however, are best avoided or will require corrective measures before proceeding.

Wood deck surfaces that are NOT suitable for coating...

Condition Corrective Action (if any)
• wood covered with a previous coating that is peeling • strip down to bare wood
• oily wood such as cedar • do not coat
• wood with extreme checking / cracking • replace affected wood
• weak and/or spongy wood with obvious signs of rot • replace affected wood
• plywood on an unsound structure • Improve structure

Contact us for clarification about any surface or if you have any technical questions at or call 1-866-463-2424.
Is the wood deck surface suitable for coating?
Take an honest look at the surface you want to coat and choose the best path forward.