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1. How Much Does Deck Staining Cost?

2. Will you include the paint, materials and labour?

3. Do I have to move things around and clear the areas to be painted before the painters come?

4. How long will my project take?

5. How do I pick my colours?

6. Who will you be sending to do my project?


We know how much Canadians love their homes and how important it is for us to take care of the exteriors as well. To drastically increase the curb appeal and allow your exteriors to truly shine staining your deck and fence is a must. If you spend time outdoors, it’s truly a great investment that you won’t regret every time you step outside. At Home Painters Toronto, we offer the top services for deck and fence staining. We can make help make your deck and fence look like new again!

One of the top concerns for clients when it comes to deck and fence stain is that they consistently wonder if they should even be staining it in the first place. The truth of the matter is that unless the wood is really rotted out and beyond repair, you can stain it. There might be some sanding, repair work and new panels involved in the prep process, but there is certainly no reason why your deck cannot be made beautiful again by professional house painters with stain!

How much should it cost to paint my deck? Well, that depends! It depends on the size of your deck, the health and quality of it, and what kind of shape it’s in. There are many reasons why you should stain your deck, and how it can actually save you money in the end. It is slightly cheaper to stain a deck than to paint one. Staining a deck can differ in price based on its size and the quality of the deck. If you keep up the maintenance of your deck, it can be 90% cheaper, than if you were to completely change your deck. 

You can definitely boost curb appeal with small improvements to the exterior of your house. This method can be very labor-intensive and could deteriorate if not done properly, resulting in peeling or cracking. A professional opinion is always recommended before tackling a big project on your own, especially exterior projects.


Frequently asked questions when it comes to Deck staining & Fence staining

1. How Much Does Deck Staining Cost?

Exterior deck and fence staining costs depend on different factors and vary at different levels. Generally, it starts at $1,495 +hst.

But if you want a quick and easy way to get have an idea, here is just some general ball park prices based on historical averages.

Approximate prices for exterior house painting

Small to medium deck staining job: $1,600 to $2,200 + HST

Medium to large deck staining job: $2,200 to $3,000 + HST

Large to XLdeck staining job: $3,000 to $5,000 + HST

Approximate completion times for deck and fence staining

Small  to medium deck staining job: 1 to 2 business days

Medium to large deck staining job: 2 to 4 business days

Large to XL deck staining job: 4 to 6 business days

***Or if you are in a rush, inquire about our 1 or 2 day painting services.***


Different factors determine how much Deck Staining costs. Please make sure to include the following items when drafting your budget:

  1. Size of the job. The bigger the deck, the more stain will be necessary, but the cost per square foot will go down if it is bigger.
  2. Amount of preparation: Although the surface area is the primary factor in determining the cost of restoration, it ignores the fact that most objects are harder to stain. This is particularly relevant when it comes to railings because they can take a lot of stain despite having a small surface area. They are quite time-consuming and result in higher costs. On decks, the lattice is another object that can increase deck staining costs unexpectedly. 
  3. Age of Existing Stain: How long it has been since the deck was last stained affects the cost. It’s not exactly the same as old paint, where you have to do more preparation before painting it again. Previously stained wood may also need a stain and sealer remover before the new stain will penetrate effectively. This will raise the cost of deck staining. 
  4. Urgency speed: If your job needs to be completed urgently, more painters will be needed and this will cost you more. 
  5. Time of the year. It is important to choose an appropriate time to realize your deck staining project as it will influence the cost of the whole process. Spring or fall is usually the best time. 
  6. Payment terms i.e. Visa vs e-transfer. Several clients prefer to pay with a credit card, however, these payments all come with extra fees that just increase the total price.  
  7. You realize your painting projects ended up messy because cheap painters did poor work, so you need to start again!
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***If you want to know the exact price to paint your home we would recommend getting a FREE Estimate.
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2. Will you include the paint, materials, and labour?

Yes, all the materials to protect and prepare the walls as well as labor are included.

3. Do I have to move things around and clear the areas to be painted before the painters come?

Usually yes, painters can do it for you but that will add on the hours of your project and it will increase your overall estimate. But!, if there’s any oversized item that you cannot move on your own, it’s normally ok to ask them to give you a hand to move it a bit to allow them to paint.


4. How long will my project take?

Most jobs will take 3 and 5 days. But if your in a rush, inquire about our 1 or 2 day painting services.

5. How do I pick my colours?

At Home Painters Toronto, we are fully equipped with a team of experienced and knowledgeable colour experts who know their stuff. They will be more than happy to include a colour consultation in your assessment to ensure that you’re satisfied and excited about your deck staining or fence staining colour choice

We can suggest some of the most popular colours to get  you started from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. If you really need help, one of our experts can come to help you pick colours.

6. Who will you be sending to do my project?

The project will be completed by our in-house painters, who are all experienced and professionally trained (and not subcontractors).

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Home Painters Toronto brushing on a natural semi-transparent stain from Sherwin Williams board by board.

When it comes to transparent stain – which can sometimes be referred to as a sealer or clear stain, there are a few things to consider. The first is that the UV protection is usually less and the time for a recoat is about once a year, though you can sometimes push it a few months longer.

Direct and prolonged sun exposure can change the colour of the wood and can affect the bonding in wood fiber. Using a transparent stain will keep the beautiful qualities of your lumber most visible. The grain and colour will come through clearly and the fiber will have protection against moisture damage.

The next thing to consider is oil-based versus water-based stain. In some exterior home projects, an oil-based stain will seep deep into the wood fiber and protect it for longer by repelling water damage – as long as the fiber was dry enough.

If it wasn’t dry enough before staining, then moisture may get trapped inside. Oil will last twice as long and there is no need for stripping before re-application. On the other hand, if you have a mixture of old and new wood panels or a worn surface area, a water-based stain can do a better job of covering imperfections.

Water-based stains tend to sit on the surface of the lumber, so again it is important that the wood is dry enough before coating, that way the stain doesn’t lock moisture in. And because it sits on the surface, it may peel eventually, which means sanding and stripping before recoating will lead to the best results.

Lastly, depending on the manufacturer you may have over a dozen stains to choose from. If you decide on a darker pigment, the less often you will need to re-stain. A translucent or semi-transparent sealer will tint your wood a slightly richer colour. The natural grain will still show through, though not as much. But whatever stain you choose, you are adding a protection that will make your surface last longer and look more vibrant.

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What to do now that you are ready for deck staining and fence staining?

step one quote


First, contact us and ask for a free quote! The exterior painting season is very short in Ontario, so you don’t waste your valuable time. Our exterior painting expert will arrive on-site and give you an assessment & color consultation as well as a detailed estimate.

step two booking


This is where the the job is booked and we’ll set an ideal start date that works for you. We will help you pick the right colours based on your needs as well as charge your deposit. And we’ll also confirm any other exterior scope details for your deck staining or fence staining work.

step three paint


Our house painters will show up on time on the first day of the job and do a walk-through with you and get started immediately! We begin by tackling the areas that need tending to by covering your yard in drop sheets for protection. Then, we will diligently scrape, sand, caulk, fill and prime areas. Then, we will finish off with two coats of fresh paint! Rest assured that we will keep you updated on all of our progress throughout the entire process.

step four check


Once our painting is finished, our house painters will clean up the worksite. Be assured that we leave it as clean as when we first found it! Then we will do a final walk-through with you to make sure that you are happy with the deck staining or fence staining job. Remember, we are not satisfied until you are 100% satisfied! We do not process your final payment until we know you’re completely happy. We are so confident in our work that we offer a three year warranty on all of our exterior services!


Exterior Deck and Fence Staining/Painting Projects

Part 1: Exterior Linseed Oil Deck Painting Project

Part 2: Exterior Linseed Oil Deck Painting Project

Part 3: Exterior Linseed Oil Deck Painting Project

Part 4: Exterior Linseed Oil Deck Painting Project


Dreaming to walk in a house that looks clean with vibrant colors that totally fit your personality. At Home Painters Toronto, we want to make this dream a reality,  which is why we provide several different locations near you.

Our cheerful, professional painters have experience painting essentially anything you can think of!

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Ready for professional fence or deck staining?

Send us an e-mail or pick up the phone and call us today! We’d be happy to give you a free quote and consultation. With more than thirty years of experience, you know that you can trust us to handle your exterior staining projects!

Brian Young - Home Painters Toronto

From The Owner & Founder



Hello and welcome!

I’m both deeply honoured and flattered you are considering using our services.

Since 1987 when I was at York University simply earning my way through school, I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of amazing homeowners like yourself.

Besides the birth of my daughter, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a homeowner’s life change when we have transformed their dream home into a masterpiece. For that reason, we take our jobs very seriously and are committed to our cause.

At Home Painters our mission is to paint homeowners’ dreams, and make your painting experience last a lifetime!
I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day, as it brings me tremendous joy to make homeowner’s dreams come true.



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