Everyone loves relaxing outdoors. Wooden swings add beauty and sophistication to outdoor recreation areas around your home or HOA property. If you're getting exterior wood services done by a local painting contractor, don't neglect your swings.

Trico Painting offers wooden swing painting and staining as part of our exterior painting services for homeowners and HOAs so your entire property exterior looks warm, welcoming, and inviting. Painting or staining wooden swings gives you and your guests somewhere safe to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Like other commonly used wood surfaces, wooden swings are subject to increased wear and tear from frequent use. Swings near sidewalks, patios, gardens, neighborhood playgrounds, and other high-traffic areas are at increased risk of damage and deterioration. To get swings back to looking new, it’s important to know where to look for damage, and how to know if painting mistakes have been made in the past.

Do Your Wooden Swings Have Damaged Paint or Stain?

Some of the most common warning signs of stain or paint damage on your wooden swings might include:

  • Discoloration: Are some of the boards in your wooden swings discolored compared to the rest? That's a sign your paint or stain has deteriorated and is not fully protecting the wood surface. It may be because there was not enough paint or primer, or because those materials did not dry completely
  • Signs of Decomposing Boards: Do you notice red or brown dust-like spores, or cushiony white growths underneath them? Do your wooden swings have a musty smell? If so, they need immediate attention, because wood rot has set in, and has begun to spread.

Professional wood rot repair and replacement is the most efficient, safest way to remediate and repair damaged wooden swings and get their paint or stain back to looking like new. Wood rot most commonly happens when moisture damage and water intrusion, combined with temperature fluctuations, is left unseen and unchecked. Professional remediation is required to be sure you stop it completely.

  • Peeling, Bubbling, and Chipping: When paint chips, peels, or bubbles on a wooden swing, the whole structure is made vulnerable. If this paint damage is happening sooner than you expected, paints and primers may have been improperly applied to begin with.

Even if your paint or stain is not damaged or deteriorating, sometimes your wooden surfaces just need a refresh. When it comes to wooden swings, there are two great options that each get beautiful results.

Staining Wooden Swings

Staining wooden swings is a solid choice if you're looking to:

  • Preserve Wood Finishes: Wood refinishing restores natural beauty to your wooden swings. Staining is an essential part of that process. You can choose stains that match your wooden swings’ finish and bring out their natural beauty without covering up the unique grain of the wood.
  • Restore a Timeless Look: Stains have a timeless beauty about them that won't date your exterior like some trendy paint colors might. They'll look great with any outdoor decor or aesthetic, and are particularly well suited to antique or faux-antique wood.

Painting Wooden Swings

Painting wooden swings is a great choice for your outdoor areas if:

  • You Want Bolder Colors: Paint offers nearly unlimited color choices that go beyond natural wood finishes. You can go bold for a contrast, or color-coordinate with your garden, playground, or patio furnishings.
  • You Want More Complete Coverage: Paint is more opaque than stain, and completely covers the wood boards in your swings. This is a good option if your swings are older and have some minor imperfections.
  • You Want Longer-Lasting Results: While all exterior surfaces like wooden swings eventually experience wear and tear, paint offers longer-term protection than stains when applied properly to prepped surfaces.

If you can’t remember the last time your wooden swings were painted or stained, it’s a good idea to add them to your exterior painting project list before problems arise.

What to Expect from Your Swing Painting Project

If you’re ready to upgrade and improve your wooden swings as part of your exterior painting service, Trico Painting is ready to work!

We provide expert wood rot replacement, repair, staining, and wooden swing painting to strengthen and beautify your outdoor spaces We’re experienced working with a variety of finishes for homeowners and HOAs.

We can include swing painting services when improving a wide range of exterior areas including patios, balconies, pool decks, gazebos, and pergolas.

Our thorough exterior painting quote will include any surface preparation and repair, staining, or painting services your swings need to stand strong and look their best.

Get stunning results from exterior wood surfaces. Contact Trico Painting for your exterior painting estimate today.