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We know you have tons of questions, it’s common…

In addition to increasing the curb appeal of your home, our stain and seal program is actually a super wise investment that will save you money in the long run by increasing the life of your fence practically indefinitely. By staining your fence or deck with our quality stain and seal products you are protecting your investment from the harsh Tennessee environment, oxidization, U.V. rays, mold and mildew growth, while virtually eliminating all chances of warping as your fence ages. Sounds like a no-brainer to me!

Lumber manufacturers recommend treated lumber be stained after 2 to 3 days of dry weather, but that is just too soon. We recommend waiting 2 to 3 weeks of dry weather before staining your new fence or deck but longer will not hurt. After about 6 months your fence and deck will start to turn gray if not treated.

The finished result WILL NOT vary between 34 and 110 degrees, this makes staining in the Southeast possible almost every week of the year. As long as the core of the wood is not frozen or wet you will get a perfect job every time.

All of Standard Paints, inc. Wood Defender® stains have a 2 to 3 year warranty period. The warranty on all of our stains has been tested and is based on extreme climates like Florida and Georgia, where some of the highest humidity and U.V. ray measurements have been recorded. You can feel confident, as we do, that all of our stains last well beyond the manufactures warranty period. In our Tennessee climate our Semi-Transparent Stains generally hold up between 4 to 5 years, and our Transparent Stains between 2 to 3 years. By setting up a maintenance program with Stain & Seal Experts we can increase the life of your fence, deck, or pergola indefinitely!

Cedar boards are generally not treated at all but pressure treated pine lumber is. The truth is that the treated lumber of today is simply not what it used to be. We are seeing record numbers of lumber that just does not hold up to the elements. Your new treated pine fence or deck WILL turn gray, crack, warp and twist. It is more important now than ever before to preserve your wood. A good oil based stain and seal will stop problems in their tracks and save you money.

Absolutely, the preparation is key. Our professionally trained applicators know exactly how to handle any obstacle that can come up and we have hundreds of happy customers to prove it.

We always recommend stain over painting because our stains have oils specially formulated to penetrate into and protect the wood. Painting does help to protect the wood and looks nice but it is simply not as good as staining. If you have a very large job consisting of several miles of plank fence it is usually cheaper to paint.

Most residential stain and painting projects take us a day or less. Large estates, farms and HOA’s some times have many miles of fence to paint or stain and these jobs can take longer. We can paint about 1 mile of fence per day per crew.

We ask all customers to kindly do a few things before staining day. Please cut all tall grass away from the fence or deck. Make sure all sprinklers are turned off at least 24 hours before staining day. Make sure all pets are put up while we stain. Move any cars, trucks, RVs away from the staining area. Now sit back and let us do all the work.

Yes it does. We will never stain a wet fence due to rain, sleet, heavy fog, or snow. The wood needs a full 24 hours to dry out in most cases. That’s why we always recommend turning your sprinklers off the day before we are scheduled to stain your fence. How long does the stain need to be on my fence or deck before it can get wet? Although we try to schedule jobs so that you get 12 to 24 hours of dry time, the truth is that it can rain 30 minutes after the end of the application with no ill effects. The stain only requires 30 minutes to soak into the wood to be completely sealed and weatherproof. This is backed by and guaranteed from the manufacturer.

Semi Transparent Fence Stain – Utilizes opaque pigmentation at a reduced rate to achieve a stained appearance. These stains give a uniform stained appearance and last longer than transparent stains. About 95% of all the projects we do utilize these type of stains The Semi Transparent Fence Stain and Sealant is backed by a 3 year manufacturers warranty. Transparent Fence Stain – Utilizes ultra fine Trans Oxide pigments to highlight and reveal all of the wood grain while staining the fence. Trans Oxide pigments are ground so fine they are very resistant to Ultra Violet Rays. The Transparent fence stain is commonly desired on a new Cedar or Redwood fence where the customer is striving to highlight and glorify the existing wood beauty. The Transparent Fence Stain and sealant is backed by a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.

All of Standard Paints, Inc. Wood Defender® fence stains and deck stains are specially formulated to do both the staining and the waterproofing all in one application!

Yes, we can put your fence on life support. Your fence, deck, or pergola can be cleaned and restored to it’s natural wood color. This process will remove all of the built up mildew and mold growth and allow us to stain the wood as if it were new. Some people use power/pressure washers to achieve this, but we prefer to carefully apply bleach for the cleaning of all aged structures. The chlorine solution is far less abrasive and allows us to get a better end result after the staining is complete. We have also found that using power/pressure washers at 2700-3500 psi significantly damages the wood by raising the grain, leaving streaks in the wood, and causes the structure to have pulp on the exterior that leaves an undesirable finish. This high pressure also pumps moisture into the pores which is the source of mold and mildew growth causing further damage. The proper cleaning and preparation of the woods surface is a crucial step in obtaining the desired look after the staining has been completed.

No, Wood Defender Fence and Deck Stains go on easy and do not require back brushing. When the surface of the fence is saturated the stain will penetrate into the lumber and provide a uniform finish. The Wood Defender products are superior when compared to competitive products that require back brushing or back rolling to hide runs, drips, and lap marks. The other main advantage of Wood Defender is that it will wipe off most non porous surfaces. The stain is easily cleaned off of most painted surfaces, autos, glass, siding, smooth brick, and lawn furniture. Wood Defender “NOTHING ELSE COMPARES”

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