Want to stain or varnish wood?
A fresh coat of varnish over existing varnish is our most common work. This requires a light buff sand and a coat or two of the acrylic varnish.
Clear varnish however will not hide discolorations and chips in the wood surface. A clear varnish will not change the color or enhance the color of the surface. In the case where there are small amounts of discoloration or chips a small amount of stain can be wiped on the surface prior to varnishing
Staining is a less common project for our interior painters however we are asked to stain new wood steps, rails and wood trim on occasion. This work usually requires a couple of coats of varnish after the staining is completed to provide protection for the surface.
Where a stain and varnished area has significant discolouration a combination of stain and urethane product such as polyshades can be used. This and these types of products can be used to enhance the colour of the surface as well as in some cases change the colour of the surface. It should be noted that on large surfaces such as doors polyshades may not produce optimal results
Staining of new wood
New wood trim, stairs, and doors can be stained, these stains come in a variety of colours. Staining should only be done when the wood itself is a stain grade product. Staining means the application of a coat(s) of penetrating or wiping stain to the wood surface typically with a brush or a rag.
Once the stain has dried it is common to protect the area with a varnish. The varnish comes in a variety of sheens and is a clear product, a minimum of two cots of varnish will be applied to these surfaces
The selection of colours is made easy with Elite Trade Painting. We provide colour charts and samples as well as guide you in the use of our suppliers’ online tools.
Staining any area before occupancy makes the job quicker and easier, which means cost savings for our clients. We paint many homes for our clients prior to their moving in and can provide quotes by using building plans, MLS information, client descriptions, and attending inspection dates.
We make staining easy; but, there are certain preparation tasks that we prefer our clients to do. Moving small items, decorative pieces, and personal items help make the job smoother. Our estimators can provide a plan to suit your specific needs.
Acrylic varnish is the most recommended; and, our preference for stains is gel stains, which are a solvent-based product.
Stained and varnished areas will typically last as long as painted surfaces
Solvent-based stains and varnishes take 18 to 24 hours to dry while acrylic stains and varnishes take 4 to 8 hours to dry.
Our Process – Simple. Professional. Well Communicated.
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 and detailed quote(s) from our onsite review.
Once you review your quote(s), you can proceed to book the job by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text, or accepting it through our online quote system.
In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. Then there is a discussion and a plan created for colour options. Once approved, a team is 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 completion and inspection, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect the quality of your project with our two-year guarantee. We will provide you with an invoice for review.