Pollen is hated by most painters and all home owners. Most painter’s try to coordinate there interior work during the 3-4 weeks of March and April. Home owners freak out about what to do with this yellow napalm. Yes, it is a pain and can hold up some of your spring projects, but it is not the end. If you are pressed for time; there are ways to get around the pollen.
1. Talk with your professional and make a plan to maybe do the work either after first pollen or near the end of the cycle. ( Lasts 3-4 weeks.)
2. Watch for the forecast, and after a really nice rain, plan to get house pressure washed and prepped.
3. If it is towards the beginning of pollen season, maybe prep home, and do any repairs that may be needed. Then coordinate with your painter to either maybe do other interior projects if any; or you can also use quick drying paints such as Sherwin-Williams Resilience paint; which is water proof in 2 hours.
4. If you are planning to do your deck, this is a project that might have to wait till pollen season is over.Due to the flat surface area that can hold moisture, dirt, and pollen easily. But if it is necessary, you can use latex or oil infused stains that dry quicker. ( If there is a previous stain down please check, finish if it bonds with old. The deck could need to be stripped of older finish.)
Start your deck project, wash deck well. The next morning blow of or lightly wash pollen off if any. Let the deck dry and apply the correct stain to your deck.