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The price to stain a fence is based on square footage. Our prices range from 55¢ to $1.25 per square foot, depending on the condition of your fence, how much hand-staining, amount of prep work required and accessibility, etc.
The price to stain a deck is based on square footage. Our prices range from $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot depending on the condition of the deck, how much hand staining, amount of prep work required and accessibility.
Older and unprotected wood can become grey, green or even black. This color change represents natural aging of wood and the possible growth of mold, mildew, and/or algae. In order to achieve the best effect, the wood surface area needs to be cleaned prior to applying stain. Depending on the conditions of your wood we will Power Wash, and apply a wood conditioner to restore the PH level of the wood – leaving it looking as close to the original condition as possible. Once the wood conditioner is applied, the wood better accepts the stain, leaving it stained and protected from graying, mold, algae and mildew.
Although we highly recommend staining after we clean, we would be more than happy to provide two separate services at your request.
On a low wind day and few obstacles, the average 250′ fence should take around 4-5 hours. If cleaning is required, it will take an additional day for drying. The average deck usually takes around three to four hours also depending on weather conditions and preventive measures required prior to staining. This includes moving furniture, applying painters tape and plastic to concrete, siding, windows and covering plants with cotton cloth. However, an additional day may also be required if the deck also requires cleaning.
No. Our fence and deck stains are guaranteed to last 3 years depending on the condition of the wood prior to staining, however they typically last between 3 and 5 years.
Yes you can. And no, you should not! Wood, paint and weather are a bad combination. The wood in your fence responds to temperature changes at a different rate than the paint, causing expansions and contractions that conflict making the paint peel and crack in very little time after application. Also, stain penetrates the wood to protect it while paint covers the wood with a film, locking in any moisture that’s already in the wood. This paint then creates a barrier over the moist wood, which continues to rot under the paint. For a full explanation of the effects of paint on wood in weathered conditions, ask one of our team members.
By saturating the surface of the lumber, the catacomb nature of the wood allows the stain product to penetrate deep and uniformly throughout.
Our stains modified oil formula enhances penetration and does not leave a surface film. The lack of a film on the surface of the wood makes re-coats a snap. This characteristic eliminates the need for caustic strippers or high-pressure power washing that can damage wood before a re-coat. In many circumstances if the stain is in good condition, there will be absolutely no prep work required before a re-coat. Click here to view our deck stain and fence stain warranty information.

No problem. Our stains wipe off most metal, glass and non-porous surfaces with a simple rag.

Should stain get on other than intended surfaces, our professionals will remove it using our specially formulated EZ Clean. The cleaner was designed to remove overspray off windows, air conditioners, gutters, brick, cars, garage doors and pool equipment. We take pride in knowing that our jobs and the area around them are as clean or cleaner after we are finished.

We use TWP Stain – 200 Series by Gemini Coatings. Some of the materials that make up TWP Stains include:
  1. High quality, deep penetrating natural oils used to replenish and revive the composition of the wood.
  2. Highest quality trans-oxide and finely ground iron oxide pigments that lessen the damaging affect of harsh UV rays while providing ample color choices for consumers.
  3. UV inhibitors to further lessen the effects of harmful UV rays and keep the color consistent through the duration of the warranty.
  4. Synthetic resins designed to promote maximum adhesion and penetration to the wood while beautifying the finished appearance of the wood structure.
  5. The latest available mildewcides and fungicides to repel the growth of harmful mildew and fungus spores that decay wood and turn the fence gray in appearance.
  6. Water-repellent silicone to repel water, decreasing the damage associated with warping, swelling and cupping.
  7. Unique dispersants and anti-settling agents used to keep the product consistent in its container and lessen the amount of stirring required prior to application High quality, deep penetrating natural oils used to replenish and revive the composition of the wood.

Temperature does have an impact on staining results. The colder the temperature, the longer the drying time needed, the warmer the temperature, the less drying time is needed. Stains will work at 32 degrees Fahrenheit; however, higher temperatures provide better and faster results. 50 degrees Fahrenheit is the preferred industry standard due to a long history of applying stains & coatings. Temperature can be addressed in two areas, the substrate (wood) and the stain (liquid).

When applying stain to a substrate (wood), situations of entrapped moisture, decreased penetration or poor color development could occur. Since wood is a cellulose material made up of a “honey comb” matrix, the matrix is very fine fiber (varies with species of wood) and can be swelled in the presence of moisture, causing it to become more rigid (non-flexible) in colder temperatures. If the wood is cold and already filled with moisture (a detriment), it is less likely to absorb another liquid “stain”. Typically, the higher the substrates temperature the greater the stain will penetrate. Penetration is important in the protection and preservation of wood, the greater the penetration the longer protection and prevention of future inclusion of moisture/water.

All Liquids perform in varying degrees with temperature, like motor oil when heated up the thinner it becomes, when cold the thicker it becomes. Stains perform very much in the same manner, the warmer it is the thinner it becomes and the greater the opportunity for penetration which is the desired effect. In addition, the colder the stain (liquid) the more problems can be associated with color development, which has everything to do with flow and leveling of the stain (liquid). Additionally, some liquids in the stain, namely solvent and vehicle evaporate more evenly at elevated temperatures as opposed to cooler temperatures causing drying/curing issues, taking much longer to dry/cure in cooler temperatures that can also contribute to color development.

Any time when the tempreature is above 32 degree Fahrenheit and the moisture content of the wood is less than 12%. Typically, in Central Indiana these conditions are seen between mid-March through mid-November.


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