About Us

Q: Do you work full time or part time as a contractor?
STAINKING is a full time staining contractor.
Staining exterior wood is all we do. We are NOT handymen who “also” stain fences / decks etc.

Q: How long have you worked as a contractor?
STAINKING has been in business since 2010.

Q: How many projects like this one have you completed?
We have Stained over 250 homes/fences /decks etc in Georgia / South Carolina

Q: May I have the names and phone numbers of your last five clients?
We will be more than happy to supply you with a link to our reviews.

Q: How much would you charge to stain my fence?
The price to stain a fence is based on square footage. Our prices range from 30¢ to 95¢ sq ft depending on the condition of the fence, how much sanding, pressure washing, hand-staining, amount of prep work required and accessibility.

Q: How much would you charge to stain my deck?
The price to stain a deck is based on square footage of all the wood. Our prices range from 55¢ to $1.95 sq ft depending on the condition of the deck, how much sanding, pressure washing, how much hand staining, amount of prep work required and accessibility.

Q: Why is staining my deck more expensive per square foot then my fence?
Several factors come to play. First is that the price for Deck stain is more expensive than Fence stain. Second is that deck staining usually requires more time in preparing the area around the deck prior to staining to prevent overspray / staining of real estate, personal property and other surfaces. Finally, since wood acts like a sponge and absorbs the stain throughout, we saturate the deck with twice as much stain per square foot then a fence. This increases the decks appearance and longevity of the stains rich color.

Q: Can you stain my weathered fence and deck or will they need to be sanded, bleached or power washed?
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.

Q: If I am not ready for staining, are you willing to simply clean the wood?
Although we highly recommend staining after we clean, we would be more than happy to provide two separate services at your request.

Q: How long would it take to stain my fence or deck?
On a low wind day and few obstacles, the average 250' fence should take around three /four hours. If cleaning is required, it will take an additional two days for drying. The average deck usually takes around four / six 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.

Q: How does the stain work once applied?
By saturating the surface of the lumber, the catacomb nature of the wood allows the stain product to penetrate deep and uniformly throughout.

Q: What happens after the warranty wears out and the fence needs re-staining? Do I have to strip it or can it be simply be re-stained?
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-spray or touch up. The ease of recoats allows us to establish a maintenance program of two to three years depending on the type of stain used.

Q: What if stain gets on my house or windows?
No problem. Stain wipes off most metal, glass and non-porous surfaces with a simple rag. If stain gets on other than intended surfaces, our professionals will remove it using our specially formulated cleaner. 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.

Q: What is in the stains you use?
• High quality, deep penetrating natural oils used to replenish and revive the composition of the wood.
• 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.
• UV inhibitors to further lessen the effects of harmful UV rays and keep the color consistent through the duration of the warranty.
• Synthetic resins designed to promote maximum adhesion and penetration to the wood while beautifying the finished appearance of the wood structure.
• The latest available mildew-cides and fungi-cides to repel the growth of harmful mildew and fungus spores that decay wood and turn the fence gray in appearance.
• Water-repellent silicone to repel water, decreasing the damage associated with warping, swelling and cupping.
• 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.

Q: What effect does colder temperatures have on staining?
Temperature has a large impact on consistent staining results. 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit is an industry standard due to a long history of applying paints & coatings.

Q: The Biggest Reason Why Homeowners Shouldn’t Hire a Handyman to Repair Stained Surfaces
Proper surface preparation is the most important part of any stain job and the smart move is to hire a professional stainer to do it NOT the handyman. A professional stainer does this every day not once every couple of weeks or months.
• Remember: it’s your money, your property, and your peace of mind — if you’re not comfortable, go with your gut!