Deck Staining Specialists

Deck Staining

We Specialize in Deck Staining and Painting

Successful deck staining or painting is based on the selection of the right products for the surface, proper preparation, proper application and regular maintenance.

We Specialize in Deck Staining and Painting

Selecting the Right Product for Your Deck

Stains are available in solids and semi- transparent forms. Solid stain resembles paint and is opaque while semi-transparent allows the wood grain to show through. In most cases, personal choice and desired outcomes will determine the type of stain to use.

Preparing the Surfaces for Staining or Painting

Proper preparation enhances the look of your deck and consists of:

  • Washing (power washing and hand washing)
  • Scraping
  • Priming (all stains are self priming)
  • Sanding
  • Caulking

Application of Stain

Solid stains can be applied by brushing, rolling or spraying. Semi-transparent needs to be brushed although there are accepted methods combining rolling with a brush finish that are commonly used.

Solid Stain vs Semi-transparent

There are paints available to coat deck surfaces such as polyurethane, floor emulsions, acrylics and alkyds but these are the least preferred products. The issue with these products is that when they fail, they peel and require extensive scraping. For the most part they are only used if the existing coating is paint.

Solid Stains

  • Opaque (shows texture not grain)
  • Can be applied over semi-transparent.
  • Alkyd, acrylic or emulsion base
  • Alkyds for new wood or recoat
  • Self-Priming
  • Life span 2-5 years before recoat
  • Easy application similar to paint

Semi-transparent Stain

  • Shows wood grain
  • Cannot be applied over solid stain
  • Alkyd or emulsion base
  • Alkyd for new wood or recoat
  • Self-Priming
  • Life span 1-2 year before recoat
  • Requires more expertise in application

Maintenance of Your Stained Deck

Decks are high maintenance items and in order to keep them looking good you will need to recoat more often than other exterior surfaces. Like the rest of your home they are totally exposed to weather.

However, unlike the rest of your home, rain and snow collect and pool on them, they are walked on, shovelled, have heavy items sit and dragged across them, they have plants grown on them and a whole lot more damaging activity. In order to keep them looking good, they require maintenance.

Our Suggested Maintenance Program

Every 1-2 years

Clean and recoat deck floors, steps and the tops of your rails

Every 3-5 years

Clean and recoat rails, posts, skirts and other areas of the deck

Our managers can arrange for you to be placed on a pre-arranged maintenance schedule or you can email us and we will follow up with maintenance schedule details for your project.

One of our Project Managers will gladly help with your deck project.

Mike Benteau serving Halifax South, Downtown, Central Halifax, North Halifax, Dartmouth, Burnside, Cole Harbour, Forest Hills, Porters Lake and Fall River


Shawn Donaldson serving Bedford, Bedford West, Rockingham, Clayton Park, Fairview, Fairmont, Armdale, Herring cove, Sambro, Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville, Timberlea, Beechville, Lakeside



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.

Have Questions?


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

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