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Garage Door Staining

Proper staining not only helps to protect the wood from harsh weather conditions and prolong the life of your garage door, but it can also enhance its aesthetic appeal. A freshly stained garage door can significantly improve the overall look of your home, adding curb appeal and boosting property value. A well-maintained garage door can make a lasting impression on visitors and neighbors and provide a sense of pride for homeowners.

The staining process is not a simple task, and it’s important to entrust the job to professionals who have the experience and expertise to get it done right. A poorly executed staining job can result in streaks, blotches, or an uneven finish, detracting from the overall appearance of the garage door.

At Great Dane Staining, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality staining services for their garage doors, decks, fences, pergolas, and shutters. With over 10 years of experience serving the Austin and surrounding areas, we have established a reputation for delivering outstanding results and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate and protect your investment with professional garage door staining services.

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Garage Door Staining FAQ’s

  • Q: Does my garage door 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 garage doors we stain. If your garage door is new or still appears new then it is unnecessary to clean it.
  • Q: How do you clean a garage door?
    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 garage door (or an older garage door), 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 garage door?
    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 garage door 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 garage door. This is why I now use Cabot. Cabot Semi-Solids (Inot Solid) is my preference for ultimate garage door durablility. I stained my own garage door 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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