We recently completed the natural staining paint job of the Vancouver area house shown below. For this job, it was extremely important to prepare the wood properly.
The Importance of Preparation
Above all, preparation is crucial to a natural staining project. Before doing anything, our crew will prepare a home for the rest of the staining process.
This house is located in a very damp and humid area of the lower mainland. It is very important to understand the weather conditions around every project site. As a result, ensures that the material will adhere properly to the surface.
First, the preparation to any coating project starts by disinfecting the surfaces. By disinfecting we are referring to cleaning any dirt, mildew, or algae that has been trapped between the edges or on the flat surfaces.
Sanding methods prior to natural staining
Secondly, a surface must be smooth before staining. This step is important because if the sanding is not done correctly, the topcoat of the natural stain will not penetrate properly, resulting in a thicker coating on the surface.
Additionally, sanding must be done with consistent pressure to make sure the surface is sanded evenly without any burn marks from the belt machine.
After we thoroughly cleaned the surfaces, we spent the next five days sanding all of the wood. We sanded the surfaces with 100 grid sandpaper and finished with smooth 140 grid sandpaper.
The Natural Staining Process
Once we finished the two-step sanding process, we then washed or blew away any loose debris. Finally, we came the most fun part of the project: applying the stain to the clean surface and seeing the true color of the wood emerging.
Vancouver Area’s Favorite for Natural Staining
At AZ Painting, we know that some homes don’t need a new coat of paint. The true colors of the beautiful wood below can shine through using our natural staining services. Contact us today to learn more about how you can beautify the wood in your home.