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Fence Staining

Maintaining the integrity and appearance of your wooden fence is a crucial aspect of being a homeowner. Whether it’s your fence, deck, garage door, pergola or shutters, proper staining is a necessary step to ensure their longevity and protection from the harsh elements. In Austin, Texas, where temperatures soar and the weather can be brutal, it’s essential to stain your wooden structures every 3-5 years to keep them looking their best and prevent the damaging effects of mold and mildew.

Left unprotected, wood is susceptible to rot, decay, and discoloration, which not only detracts from the aesthetic appeal of your home but also decreases the lifespan of your structures. By investing in professional staining services, you can rest assured that your wood will be protected and preserved, and you’ll save yourself the costly expense of replacing it in the future.

At Great Dane Staining, we are proud to offer premier wood staining services to Austin and the surrounding communities. Our team of experts is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the proper techniques and products required to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting finish. Whether you’re looking to revitalize a faded or worn deck, or you’re preparing your new home for its first coat of stain, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free estimate and take the first step in securing the beauty and longevity of your wooden structures.

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Fence Staining FAQ’s

  • Q: Does my fence need to be cleaned before it can be stained?
    A: If it is Grey then it will need to be cleaned. The grey is actually an algae. We clean most of the fences we stain. If your fence is new or still appears new then it is unnecessary to clean it.
  • Q: How do you clean a fence?
    A: We typically use a bleach based cleaning solution followed by a water rinse, without any pressure washing. If there is a previous stain on fence (or an older fence), pressure washing will be needed.
  • Q: How do you apply stain?
    A: We spray via low pressure, followed immediately by back-brusining (hand brushing). Back brushing works the stain into the wood and eliminates drips, runs and spray marks.
  • Q: What type of stain do you use?
    A: We use Cabot brand Oil Based stains, Although very expensive, we have found these to be the longest lasting stains on the market.
  • Q: How much stain will you use on my fence?
    A: Typically we will use 1 gallon of stain per 170-190sf.
  • Q: How will you protect my property and plants from stain?
    A: We use cardboard along the bottom of your fence to protect your grass. We also use large cardboard pieces when working up next to your house. The most important part of controlling your stain is to apply on a day with very little wind. There are typically only 2 days/ week that are good for staining here in Austin, the other days are just too gusty.
  • Q: When will my freshly stained wood be ready for rain or sprinklers?
    A: With temperatures into the 70s and 80’s the stain is usally water ready withing 2-4 hours.
  • Q: What is the most overlooked detail regarding a staining project?
    A: Definitely the product. Here in Texas, an inferior product (and most of them are inferior, including Behr (I have to really wonder how Consumer Reports can give a nod to a product that is so prone to peeling), Sherwin-WIlliams….etc) will last little more than a year or 2 on a fence. This is why I now use Cabot. Cabot Semi-Solids (Inot Solid) is my preference for ultimate fence durablility. I stained my own fence with Cabot 4 years ago as a test and by the looks of it now I should have at least another 3 years or more from it. I can also share with you my own personal experience with products such as Wood Defender, TWP , and Ready Seal.
  • Q: What stain colors last the longest?
    A: Typically colors with very little pigment (very light and clear colors) will have the shortest life.

Great Dane Staining is Austin's #1 fence and wood staining company. We provide our customers with the highest quality of workmanship and most excellent customer service. As a leading Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Allandale, Kyle, Buda, Steiner Ranch, Avery Ranch and Crystal Falls fence stainer, we use only the highest quality wood staining brands such as Cabot wood stain, Ready Seal wood stain and Olympic wood stain. We also offer a wide variety of other wood staining and wood restoration services; pergola staining, garage door staining, shutters staining, kids playground staining, deck staining, arbor staining, trellis staining, patio covers and gazebo staining. We look forward to providing you with outstanding customer service and serve all your wood staining needs in the Austin Texas areas.

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