Staining

Thornton Paint Pals Solid Body Stain Services

From cedar siding to a redwood deck, wood offers a rich and warm welcome to any home.  However, just as any painted or stained surface, stained wood must also be regularly maintained to ensure ultimate protection.  Thornton Paint Pals is experienced in applying a variety of  solid color stains that are sure to keep your project protected and looking great for years to come!

Stains are much different than paints and provide protection by penetrating into the wood vs creating an exterior layer such as paint does.

In most cases prep work for stains requires a basic pressure wash and some level of sanding.  Pressure washing is even more important with stains not only to clean the surface, but also to remove any oxidization or sun bleached spots.

In special circumstances it may require the complete removal of the existing stain before being able to apply a finish coat.  This is done either with the use of special stain removers and/or sanding.

With stains it is important to use proper staining technique to provide a consistent and professional finish. The final finish coat can be applied either with the use of brushes, rollers or sprayers.  Typically we recommend brushing and rolling stains to work the product deep into the wood. After everything has been completed we then do a visual inspection with you to ensure complete satisfaction.

 

Our Process

  • First it is vital to ensure a clean surface in which to apply the stain or finish of choice. For normal circumstances of removing dirt and debris we recommend a simple pressure wash of all service areas. However for areas of special concern regarding heavily weathered wood or situations of mold and mildew we recommend adding a cleaning solution to the pressure washing process.
  • After ensuring a clean surface in which to apply the stain or finish it will then necessary to perform any prep work required to promote a lasting and quality job. In most instances the prep work for a stained project is minimal. However, for some situations it will be necessary to scrape any peeling or excess stain from the surface and sand such areas. For smooth wood surfaces such as decks, doors, and interior woods most prep work will consist of sanding the service area to promote a clean and professional final look.
  • Once all service areas have been properly cleaned and prepped, it is now time to apply the stain or finish coat. This is only done after all fixtures and exterior amenities have been masked as required, and plants, walkways, rooflines, etc. have been covered with drop sheets. After this has been done, our experienced painters will apply the stain, typically with the use of brushes and rollers or a sprayer. After all areas have been stained, we then go back and make sure all areas have been thoroughly covered, and there are no inconsistencies in the finish.

 

Recommended Products

We specialize in the use of high quality oil and latex based stains because of their high durability, excellent coverage, and ability to provide lasting protection. Our recommended brand names include a variety of stains from Sherwin Williams, Diamond Vogel, and Behr. Ask a Paint Pal today about our specialized staining services, including the use of latex based stain products.