At Royal Painting, we provide customers with exterior paint solutions that have their property looking brand new again. Whether you’re looking to have your deck stained or your fence painted, we have the skills, know-how, and equipment to get the job done beautifully, on-time and on the budget!
With so many different types of wood for decks and fences taking a beating from the harshness of the Edmonton climate, it takes the expert application to properly protect these surfaces. We understand which products work best, and by working with Edmonton’s best carpenters and landscaping companies, we’ve learned what is needed to get the job done right the first time on projects ranging from decorative lattice and gazebos to trellises and custom fences.
Deck Painting & Staining
When it comes to deck painting and deck staining, we work with our clients to make sure that the best course of action is undertaken, and the best possible results are achieved. First, we prepare your deck for painting, cleaning off all debris and identify any boards that need replacing or modification before deck painting or deck staining proceeds. We then apply the paint of your choosing, or apply a matching paint for touch up jobs, and ensure that the paint is applied evenly and dries without bubbling or cracking. Finally, we inspect the deck painting/deck staining application, review all work and touch up any areas of concern as necessary.
Fence Painting & Staining
We offer top quality fence painting and fence staining solutions. Whether you’re looking to have your fence painted a solid color, or wish to have its natural wood qualities amplified through fence staining, we provide custom fence services. We make sure that all of the fence paint and stain is applied thoroughly, covers all sides of the fence, and most importantly, looks great! We work with clients to make sure they choose the optimal paints or stains and provide insights into color or shade selection.
Things to Consider When Having Fences Stained
A well-maintained wooden fence will last many years if maintained properly, but if not painted or stained every few years, they will quickly rot, look awful and will eventually fall over in heavy winds. In addition, the wood used in most natural wood fences will age and turn a greyish silver colour, which most people find unattractive. So painting or staining is required for aesthetic reasons too.
Painting a fence isn’t difficult, but doing the job properly can be time-consuming and repetitive. The work is definitely worth it, as a proper paint job won’t just give your fence a facelift, it will actually extend the life of the fence by protecting it from the elements.
The first thing to consider is whether to paint or stain your fence. Both will protect the fence against moisture and mould, but both have advantages and disadvantages. With painting, you get a wider selection of paint colours and a thicker barrier against the elements. However, the downsides are that paint finishes can start to look old pretty quick due to chipping, plus there is more work involved when it is time to paint again as the old paint has to be removed and a smooth surface prepared before the new coat can be applied. The popular view is that painting a fence will last a lot longer and may even look better, but it may not be worth all the extra effort (initially and when repainting). So, staining is much more popular unless you are looking for a particular colour.
Before you paint or stain your fence, you may want to make sure that it’s your fence to treat! Many are not entirely certain which fence is their responsibility and which is their neighbour’s. So when it comes to repairs and maintenance, you need to find out who is responsible for what. There is no law about who owns the boundaries around your property and which side of the fence you are responsible for, but you could check the deeds to your home to find out if there are any boundary agreements in place.
Doing it Yourself
If doing the job as a DIY project, then make sure you wear old clothing and gloves as it’s near impossible to stain or paint a fence without getting some on you! Decide on how you prefer to apply the stain or paint, whether using a brush, a roller, a pump or power sprayer. But even if you decide to use a roller or sprayer, always use a brush for the tops and edges plus any hard to reach areas, such as the small spaces between fence panels and posts. Traditional paintbrushes work well with stain and smaller 2-inch brushes work well for small hard to reach areas. Garden pump sprayers ar a quick way to stain but you need goggles, gloves and a breathing filter or mask. Rolling is not a recommended method for staining as it leaves uneven marks that need touching up afterwards.
Remember when applying coats, you should complete an entire fence section at a time to avoid lap marks. Make sure your fence is clean before applying the paint stain, brush down to remove any dust, mould or mildew. Then check the weather before you begin as you don’t want to stain in extreme heat or cold, plus the fence needs to be dry so avoid rainy days and wait a few days after the last rainfall before starting. In terms of how many coats need to be applied, always follow the stain/paint manufacturer’s instructions on how many coats will be needed. When it comes to choosing the right stain, just ensure that the product is for exterior use and also make sure you buy enough to treat the fence with the requisite number of coats. Finally, there is no point applying paint or stain to an old, rotten fence, once rot sets in the fence will need replacing not staining or painting!
Why Choose us?
- Discuss your desired end result Consult with our designer for color and finish recommendations.
- Protect your belongings and landscaping.
- Prepare all exterior surfaces to be painted – scraping, sanding, washing, sealing.
- Use top quality tools to expertly apply your coatings
Call us today at 780-800-0509 for a free quote!
Fence Painting FAQs
Is it better to stain or paint a fence?
Staining is a better option than painting because it provides better protection and is more economical. Painting is less durable because the sun will cause the paint to fade and peel.
Staining a fence can help prevent it from chipping or peeling, lasting longer than other types of painting.
How much does it cost to pressure wash a fence in Edmonton?
Some charge $100 to $150 per hour while another charge $0.40 to $1 per square foot. Time taken to clean the fence multiplied by the rate per hour or total square foot of fence multiplied by the cost per square foot is the total cost of pressure washing fence.
How much paint do I need to paint my fence in Edmonton?
A gallon of fence paint can cover up to 200 square feet. The result of the total area of fence divided by 200 is the number of gallons you need to paint your fence.
Is it cheaper to paint or stain a fence?
Painting is cheaper than staining but the paint needs primer which makes it cost as much as the stain. Also, staining lasts longer than painting.
What is the best paint for a fence?
Latex-based paints are best for painting fences. This kind of paint doesn’t trap moisture which keeps the fence safe from water damages.
Should I pressure wash my fence before painting?
It’s good practice to clean your fence by pressure washing and clean all the debris, dust, and mold from the fence. Paint will adhere properly and as a result, this gives a clean finish as you expected.
How many gallons of stain do I need for a fence?
A gallon of stain can cover up to 180 square feet of fence. So, if you need to stain 1000 square feet of fence, you will need 1000/180 = 5.5(that’s 6) gallons of satins.
Is it worth it to stain a fence?
Yes, it’s worth staining your fence as it makes your fence water and sun-resistant. Also, it will preserve your fence as well as its look. It’s recommended staining every 2 to 4 years for its longevity.
How long does it take to paint a fence?
Depends upon the condition, paint, and weather. It might take 1 to 3 days to paint.
Does painting a fence make it last longer?
No. A good paint job will protect the wood and keep it looking good for years to come, but it won’t make the fence last longer. The life of your fence depends on the material it is made of and the way you take care of it. Instead, stain it.
How many coats of paint does a fence need?
The number of coats of paint for a fence depends on the type of fence and the durability you want. A fence needs at least 2 coats of paint to protect it for the long term.
Deck Painting FAQs
How much does it cost to paint a deck per square foot?
In Edmonton,its $1 to $4 per square foot or $500 to $1500 in total including labor and material.
How much does it cost to stain a 12x12 deck in Edmonton?
Painting a 12×12 or 144 square foot deck costs $150 to $500.
How much does it cost to stain a 10x10 deck in Edmonton?
The cost of painting 100 square foot deck is $100 to $400.
How much does it cost to stain a 10x12 deck in Edmonton?
The cost of painting a 10×12 or 120 square foot deck is $120 to $450.
Can you paint over old deck paint?
Yes, you can paint over old paint. However, the paint under the old paint might be defective and flake off.
What is the best color to paint a deck?
The best color to paint a deck is one that goes with the style of your house. People usually paint decks in either grey, brown, or white. The paint color should match the scheme of the house.
Should I prime my deck before painting?
Yes, you should prime your deck before painting it to protect it from weathering. Often, you can find a special primer for decks in a home improvement store, although you can also use good-quality exterior latex paint. Priming a deck before painting is necessary to achieve uniform color and avoid peeling.
How much should I pay to pressure wash a deck?
$1 to $2 per square foot. If your deck is 10×10 in size that’s 100 square feet you should expect to pay $100 to $200 in Edmonton.
Which is cheaper paint or stain?
The cost of stain is usually lower than the cost of the paint. As well as being easier to stain, you can also touch up surfaces more easily. Unlike paint, the stain doesn’t usually require priming before applying it. Stains are more resistant to chipping than paints, which are prone to peeling, cracking, and flaking.
Do I need to strip all paint before repainting deck?
No, you don’t need to remove paint before repainting. Remove if old paints are chipping or flaking by sanding.
Is it better to stain or paint your deck?
Staining your deck may provide a more natural-looking finish, but it will require more maintenance. Painting your deck will provide a cleaner, neater look, but will require less maintenance. One big pro of painting is that it is much cheaper than staining the deck. If you want durability overlook or color option choose to stain else choose to paint.
Can you paint over peeling paint on deck?
Better remove peeling paints or sand the deck to avoid a rough finish.
How do you prepare the old deck for painting?
1. Use a paint scraper to remove loose paint
2. Use a hammer to tap nails out of boards
3. Sand over any rough spots
4. Use a paint primer to help paint adhere