EDMONTON deck & fence staining & PAINTING COMPANY
Deck and Fence Painting and Staining
Your outdoor space is an extension of your home. We offer professional deck and fence painting and staining services to enhance your outdoor living space.
Deck and Fence Painting and Staining Services
On The Spot Painting delivers both speed and quality when it comes to your deck and fence painting and staining needs.
EDMONTON DECK & FENCE PAINTING COMPANY
Our top tips for deck and fence painting and staining
Here are some of our top recommendations for achieving the best results when painting or staining your deck and fence.
Check the forecast
Deck and Fence paint and stain won’t adhere well to damp wood and can crack and peel, putting all of your hard work to waste. Your best bet it to paint or stain your deck or fence when it hasn’t rained for several days and the forecast calls for at least two days of dry weather. Low to average humidity promotes faster drying. Be careful not to paint or stain in too hot of conditions either. Direct sunlight can cause the paint or stain to dry too fast before the wood is able to absorb it.
Prepare the surface
Make sure your deck or fence is free of dirt and stains for the paint or stain to adhere properly. Start by sanding down the most uneven spots and replace any loose nails or broken boards as you go along. Sweep the deck and clean between the boards of any large debris. Use a pressure washer or a deck cleaner, to finish off the clean. Make sure to allow ample time for your deck or fence to dry before starting your project.
Use the right products
If you’re working with a water-based stain or paint, synthetic brushes are ideal. For rollers, use ones that are ¼ inch or shorter to get the best results.
When choosing paint or stain, make sure you are using the product the is designed for exterior wood surfaces. We are happy to help recommend the best product for your project, just get in touch with one of our professional paint consultants.
Apply thin coats
Use long, smooth strokes to stain or paint two or three boards at once. Apply solid stains or paints in thin coats and semitransparent stains or clear sealers in even thinner coats. This will prevent puddles, which don’t soak into the wood and cause the stain to flake off when dry. Whatever type of stain you use, apply two coats to ensure there are no missed spots and to get a more uniform finish.
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We're not happy until you're happy!
Nothing more important to us than getting the job done right. We’ll do a final walkthrough with you while the paint is drying to make sure no touch-ups are needed, then we’ll provide a full clean up once you sign off on the work. The next day, you’ll receive a follow-up call to ensure you’re happy with everything. If you’re not, let us know and we’ll work hard until you’re completely satisfied.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions about painting your Deck or Fence and we have the answers!
Is it better to paint or stain a deck or fence?
If your deck or fence was previously painted, your best bet is to recoat with paint. This will save you the time and the headache of having to completely strip the old paint off before you can successfully apply a stain.
For a brand new deck or fence, you have the option to choose your finish between paint or stain. Paint will offer you more color options and typically does a better job of filling the cracks, covering imperfections, and provides longer-lasting protection.
With that being said, Canadian winters are subject to consistent cycles of freezing and thawing. These weather conditions cause expansion and contraction of wood surfaces which can lead to premature wear on deck and fence paint.
A solid colour stain is a great choice if you want a closer look to paint with the benefit that stain offers of soaking into the wood. A semi-transparent stain is another popular choice for those looking to give some colour to the wood without losing the natural grain.
Do you need to prime before painting a deck or fence?
If you choose to paint your deck or fence, make sure you have completely stripped any old paint from the surface. You will then want to use a primer to help prepare and protect the wood which will extend the life of your paint. Make sure to select a paint product that is meant for exterior use.
Not sure what to use? Our paint consultants can help give you the advice you need to ensure you buy the best paint for your deck or fence painting.
What do I need to do to prepare my deck or fence for painting or staining?
Inspect your deck or fence and remove any nails or broken screws in the wood and replace any boards that are broken or warped.
On your deck, remove all of your patio furniture or potted plants or cover with a protective tarp if they will remain on the surface while paint/stain is being applied. For your fence, remove anything that is in the way of your fence to make your job easier.
Make sure the surface has been recently cleaned with a quick power wash. This will help remove any dirt or other debris that might get in the way of your paint or stain.
Another important step is to check the weather! Exterior paint and stain need a 24 hour window of dry weather in order to fully cure. You don’t want to be painting or staining your deck or fence if there is rain in the forecast.
Once that is done, you are ready to get started!
What is the best deck paint or stain?
When looking to paint or staging your deck, we recommend either:
- Sherwin Williams SuperDeck® Stains
- Cloverdale SharkSkin® Deck & Siding Stain
What is the best fence paint or stain?
Our favorite product when painting or staining fences is the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Premium Exterior Stain for its colour retention, fade resistance, and top-notch exterior protection. We only work with top paint products. Learn more about why we choose Benjamin Moore product.