Edmonton Deck Staining Protects Your Investment

Exterior Painting Edmonton

Whether it’s compact or sprawling, minimalist or ornate, the deck on your Edmonton home is an important part of your home. It’s where you go for summertime cookouts and dinner under the stars. It’s where you spend time with family and friends, celebrate birthdays, and more. That deck deserves your protection, and our deck staining services will do just that.

Why Is Deck Staining Necessary?

Like your home’s roof and siding, your deck is subjected to the elements all year long. It must contend with harsh sunlight, wind, rain, snow, sleet, salt and de-icer, foot traffic, and more. All of that takes a toll on wood, even pressure treated wood. Our deck staining services rejuvenate aging wood while adding a layer of protection so that it will hold up for years to come.

Finding the Right Stain

You’ll find two types of deck stain on the market – solid and transparent. While both do the same job, they do not perform in the same ways and they are not suitable for the same needs. One of our experts will be happy to help you choose between the two based on things like lifespan (two to five years for solid, and one to two years for semi-transparent), ease of application, and whether or not the wood grain will show through.

What Needs to Be Done before Staining?

At Elite Trade Painting, we offer full stain preparation services for our Edmonton area clients. We will first wash the deck to remove any grime, dirt, grease, or mould. We also offer scraping and sanding of your deck, along with caulking to ensure the best possible results.

The Deck Staining Process

Once we have prepared your deck, we can apply the stain. Depending on the type of stain you chose, we will use sprayers, rollers, and brushes during the application process. Note that semi-transparent stain requires brush finishing.

Maintaining Your Aesthetic

Once the stain has been applied and has dried, you’ll have years of use out of the deck. However, we do recommend that you maintain it properly over time. The flat surfaces – the floor, railing tops, and steps – should be re-coated every one to two years. Upright surfaces, such as posts and rails, can be re-coated every three to five years.

Wood Deck Restoration

Wood decks are a valuable investment, but they can take a beating from the elements. If your wood deck is starting to show its age, don’t replace it – refinish it! Elite Trade Painting Edmonton can restore your wood deck to its former beauty and functionality. We will use a high-quality deck restoration system that will clean, protect, and beautify your deck.

Common Wood Decking Materials

Softwoods (More Affordable, Require More Maintenance):

  • Pressure-treated lumber: This is the most popular choice due to its affordability and widespread availability. It’s typically Southern Yellow Pine but can vary depending on region. While pressure treatment enhances rot and insect resistance, it requires regular staining or sealing for optimal performance.
  • Cedar: A naturally rot and insect-resistant softwood known for its warm color and pleasant aroma. Cedar is a softer wood, prone to dents and scratches, and may require more frequent maintenance compared to other options.
  • Redwood: Another naturally rot-resistant softwood with a reddish hue. Similar to cedar, redwood weathers to a silver-gray if left unstained and requires periodic maintenance.

Other Materials:

  • Composite decking: A man-made alternative combining wood fibers with plastic polymers. Offers good durability, low maintenance, and comes in various colours and styles.

Pool Deck Resurfacing and Refinishing

Pool decks are exposed to a lot of wear and tear, from the sun and rain to pool chemicals. Over time, pool decks can become cracked, faded, and slippery. Elite Trade Painting Edmonton can resurface or refinish your pool deck to make it look and function like new. We offer a variety of pool deck resurfacing and refinishing options to meet your needs and budget.

Differences Between Pool Deck Resurfacing and Refinishing

  • Pool Deck Resurfacing: This is a more intensive process ideal for decks with significant cracks, spalling, or uneven surfaces. We’ll use a high-strength concrete overlay to create a smooth, level, and durable new surface. This overlay can be customized with various colors and textures for a personalized look.
  • Pool Deck Refinishing: For decks with less severe wear and tear, refinishing may be a suitable option. This process involves thoroughly cleaning the deck, repairing minor cracks, and applying a high-quality pool deck sealant. This sealant will enhance the deck’s appearance, protect against UV rays and chemicals, and create a non-slip surface for improved safety.

Deck Refinishing Contractors in Edmonton

Elite Trade Painting Edmonton is a full-service painting contractor that offers deck refinishing services in addition to deck staining. Deck refinishing is a more comprehensive process than staining, and it is necessary when your deck is showing significant wear and tear. Our deck refinishing services include:

  • Power washing to remove dirt, mildew, and mold
  • Sanding to remove the top layer of wood
  • Repairing any damaged boards
  • Applying a high-quality stain or sealant

Call Elite Trade Painting today for a free consultation on your deck staining needs. We look forward to helping protect your deck!

Spencer Janke serving Edmonton, West Edmonton, Southwest Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County, Leduc, Beaumont, Nisku, Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain.


From start to finish we create value while treating your home or business with respect and professionalism.


It begins with a quote request. Then a follow up call to go over the project and arrange a site visit. We will create a custom detail quote(s) for the work from our onsite review.


Once you review the quote(s) you can proceed to book the quote by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text or accepting it through our quote system.


In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. There is a discussion and plan created for colours. Once confirmed a team is then scheduled for your project.


When our team arrives onsite preparation and painting will commence. Completing the project in a timely and efficient manner ensuring the high standards for Elite projects.


Upon inspection and completion, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect your project with our 2yr guarantee. An invoice is provided for review.

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Contact us today. One of our painting professionals would be happy to help!

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