In Medford, MA, staining your deck correctly is vital for its appearance and durability. At JK Painting Service Corp, we emphasize the importance of choosing the right stain. The weather in Medford can be harsh on decks, and the wrong type of stain can lead to peeling or fading. It’s also crucial to prepare your deck properly. Cleaning and sanding the deck ensures the stain sticks evenly and lasts longer. We often see decks in Medford with uneven or fading stains because of poor preparation.
Applying the stain correctly is another crucial step. The weather should be dry but not too hot, as extreme temperatures can affect how the stain dries. It’s essential to apply the stain evenly to avoid streaks and patches. Many homeowners in Medford rush this part, leading to less-than-ideal results. At JK Painting Service Corp, our experts use a careful approach to ensure a smooth and even finish.
Finally, maintaining your stained deck is important. Regular cleaning and touch-ups can extend the life of the stain. In Medford, decks can face a lot of wear and tear due to the weather. At JK Painting Service Corp, we advise how to keep your deck looking great for years.
In Middlesex County, we see a lot of mistakes in deck staining projects. The most common is not waiting for the wood to dry completely before staining. If the wood is damp, the stain won’t stick properly, leading to issues like mildew. It’s essential to let the deck dry after washing or rain. Another mistake is using the wrong type of stain. In Middlesex County, the weather can be harsh, so choosing a durable, appropriate stain is crucial.
Applying the stain incorrectly is another common error. Too much stain can make the deck sticky and uneven, while too little won’t protect the wood adequately. It’s important to apply the stain in thin, even coats and let each coat dry before adding another. This careful approach is time-consuming but essential for a professional-looking finish. At JK Painting Service Corp, we often help homeowners in Medford, MA, who have tried to do it themselves and ended up with disappointing results.
Finally, not maintaining the stained deck is a mistake. Even the best stain job needs regular upkeep. In Medford, decks can degrade quickly if not looked after. Regular cleaning and reapplication of stains when needed are important. At JK Painting Service Corp, we’re always available to provide maintenance tips and help.
In Medford, MA, professional deck staining is a wise choice. At JK Painting Service Corp, we start by assessing your deck’s condition. We look for issues like wood rot or structural damage. Fixing these problems before staining ensures your deck is beautiful but also safe and long-lasting.
Our team also understands the different types of wood and stains. Each kind of wood reacts differently to stains, especially in Medford’s varied weather. We choose and apply the best stain for your deck, ensuring it looks good and is protected. This expertise is especially valuable in Middlesex County, where weather conditions can be harsh on wood decks.
Finally, we use high-quality stains and tools. This means your deck stain is applied evenly and lasts longer. Many DIY staining projects don’t turn out well because of poor-quality materials or incorrect application. At JK Painting Service Corp, we guarantee a professional finish that enhances the beauty and durability of your deck. For top-quality deck staining in Medford, MA, call JK Painting Service Corp at 781-775-6651.
Native Americans inhabited the area that would become Medford for thousands of years prior to European colonization of the Americas. At the time of European contact and exploration, Medford was the winter home of the Naumkeag people, who farmed corn and created fishing weirs at multiple sites along the Mystic River. Naumkeag sachem Nanepashemet was killed and buried at his fortification in present-day Medford during a war with the Tarrantines in 1619. The contact period introduced a number of European infectious diseases which would decimate native populations in virgin soil epidemics, including a smallpox epidemic which in 1633 killed Nanepashemet’s sons, sachems Montowompate and Wonohaquaham. Sagamore Park in West Medford is a native burial site from the contact period which includes the remains of a likely sachem, either Nanepashemet or Wonohaquaham. After the 1633 epidemic, Nanepashemet’s widow, known only as the Squaw Sachem of Mistick, led the Naumkeag, and over the next two decades would deed large parts of Naumkeag territory to English settlers. In 1639, the Massachusetts General Court purchased the land that would become present day Medford, then within the boundaries of Charlestown, from the Squaw Sachem.
Medford was settled in 1630 by English colonists as part of Charlestown, of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The settlement was originally called “Mistick” by Thomas Dudley, based on the indigenous name for the area’s river. Thomas Dudley’s party renamed the settlement “Meadford”. The name may have come from a description of the “meadow by the ford” in the Mystic River, or from two locations in England that Cradock may have known: the hamlet of Mayford or Metford in Staffordshire near Caverswall, or from the parish of Maidford or Medford (now Towcester, Northamptonshire). In 1634, the land north of the Mystic River was developed as the private plantation of Matthew Cradock, a former governor. Across the river was Ten Hills Farm, which belonged to John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony.
In 1637, the first bridge (a toll bridge) across the Mystic River was built at the site of the present-day Cradock Bridge, which carries Main Street into Medford Square. It would be the only bridge across the Mystic until 1787, and as such became a major route for traffic coming into Boston from the north (though ferries and fords were also used). The bridge would be rebuilt in 1880, 1909, and 2018.Learn more about Medford.