Rain drops on wood deck with sealant

When Should I Seal My Wood Deck?

wood deck sealant

Stunning decks are the pride and joy of homeowners. To make sure your deck lasts forever, protecting it from excess moisture is vital. Wood deck sealer is one of the best ways to take care of a gorgeous deck. How long should you wait before sealing?

How Long Should You Wait to Seal a New Wood Deck?

It’s important to protect new wood from UV damage and fading. At the same time, some woods maintain a fair amount of resin and natural oils after installation. As a general rule, expect to wait approximately 30 days before scheduling professional deck sealing. However, in the case of intense wood grains such as cedar and mahogany, you may want to seal the deck earlier — perhaps within one or two weeks.

When is the Best Time of Year to Seal a Deck?

The ideal outside temperatures for deck sealing are between 50 and 90 degrees. Usually, late summer and early fall are the best times for deck restoration and sealing. However, if your area experiences typically drier springtime weather or summertime temps that don’t get too hot, you can likely schedule deck sealing anytime between early April and late October. The best time of year to seal a deck always depends on the average weather changes locally.

What Kind of Weather is Best for Deck Sealing?

Unless you’re working with professionals, finding the best weather forecast for cleaning a deck and applying a sealer is one of the trickiest aspects of deck sealing. Ideally, for cleaning, you need a cloudy day to avoid drying out the products. For applying sealer, clear skies are best for ensuring even application.

When it comes to deck restoration pros, however, you don’t need to worry about the weather at all (unless it’s pouring down rain). Our experienced professionals use the best techniques, the best equipment, and the best wood deck sealer so that we can guarantee incredible results in many different kinds of weather.

What is the Best Way to Seal a Wood Deck?

At Seal Smart, LLC, we give deck surfaces excellent care. This ensures the best adhesion and an incredible appearance. Here are a few ways we transform worn decks into jaw-dropping outdoor spaces:

1. Deep cleaning: Our professionals thoroughly scrub and clean every inch of wood surfaces, including edges and cracks.

2. Drying

3. Repairing


Once the deck is ready to receive the best protection possible, our team starts the Seal Smart application. Our pressurized system distributes the seal uniformly and in the right amount to preserve your deck’s natural beauty while providing unparalleled year-round protection from the elements.

How Often Do You Have to Seal a Deck?

With an ordinary deck sealer or multi-purpose stain, you have to go through the cleaning and sealing process every three to five years. Since these products rest near the surface of wood, they eventually wear off. Some cheaper sealers only last a year. Can you imagine having to seal your deck every year?

Things are different when you choose a premium Seal Smart wood deck sealer. This penetrating sealant creates a waterproof shield in every layer of wood, protecting against moisture, mold, and mildew from deep within. Our Seal Smart process comes with an exclusive 25-year warranty. In other words, once our team restores your deck, you don’t need to worry about sealing ever again.

Why Choose Us?

At Seal Smart, LLC, we treat your deck to the best protection and care possible. Enjoy decades of breathtaking sunsets, unforgettable outdoor entertaining, and refreshing family moments. Learn more about our deck restoration services by contacting our team right away.


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Concrete deck after sealing by Seal Smart

Concrete Sealant- Missouri

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Before the cleaning and sealing – you can see our orbiter in the back which allows us to deep clean the concrete.
After the patio is cleaned and sealed – Concrete that will last a lifetime!
After the cleaning and sealing – Concrete looks brand new!
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Brick before the sealant, during the cleaning stage
Masonry after sealant – Now 23% stronger!
Concrete being washed before being sealed
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Brick and concrete being washed before the sealant is applied
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Look at this beautiful deck and concrete project Seal Smart completed in Tennessee.

Concrete before being sealed by Seal Smart
Concrete after being sealed – Prevents cracking, flaking, dusting and pitting for the next 25 years!
Concrete before sealant
Concrete after our 1 time application!
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Pool Deck Protection: Concrete & Wood, Missouri

Pool concrete before sealing
Wood before sealant – protecting brand new wood from aging
Concrete after sealant, it’s now protected from the elements
Wood after sealant, now protected from exposure to moisture
After Seal Smart’s one-time application, this homeowner’s investment is protected!