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The Deck People

Transform your outdoor space with The Deck People, your trusted experts in deck and fence staining in Toronto. Protect and beautify your wooden surfaces with our professional services. Call 416-949-3874 for a free quote today and ensure lasting quality!

Deck Staining in Toronto

Expert Deck and Fence Staining in Toronto

Revitalize your outdoor space with The Deck People, your go-to experts for deck and fence staining in Toronto. Our professional staining services ensure your deck and fence look stunning and are protected against Toronto’s harsh weather. We start with meticulous surface preparation, using only the best staining products. Our advanced application techniques guarantee a flawless finish. Don’t just take our word for it—check out our glowing customer reviews!

Whether it’s a wooden deck or a metal fence, our team is equipped to handle all materials with precision. Serving Toronto and the surrounding service areas, The Deck People deliver top-notch results every time. Ready to enhance your outdoor living space? Call 416-949-3874 today for a free quote and discover why we’re Toronto’s trusted choice for deck and fence staining. Don’t wait—transform your outdoor area with our expert services now!

Myth: It's better to leave wood untreated if you don't want to deal with maintenance

99% of homeowners looking to stain either end up hiring a painter or a builder, both of which often believe that wood does not need to be protected or if you do protect it, it’s guaranteed to peel. Both are false. 

Exterior wood, when first installed, is normally a shade of golden brown, free of mold, rot, splinters or greyness. As wood ages, both water and the sun, damage the surface. Damage comes in the form of greying, blackening, drying, splintering, and eventually molding/rotting. 

Depending on the product you choose to apply and how the surface is prepared, one or both of these issues can be remedied, restoring the outdoor to its previous state.  While stains and sealants are widely available, premium oils are the only way to solve both issues, while guaranteeing the surface will never peel.

Why wood requires product application

Type of Wood Products


Semi-Transparent Stain


Solid Stain


What Does it look like?

Invisible (water will bead when rains)

Wood grain is visible, natural wood colours

Wood grain is visible, natural wood colours

Matte solid colour like paint

Matte, low lustre, semi-gloss, gloss solid colours

Can it Peel?






Protect from Rot?






Protect from Drying/Splinters?






Protect from greying (sun)?






How many colours available?






Can it be used if the surface is already painted/solid stained?






Semi-Transparent Stain Vs. Oil

Semi-transparent stains have been around for a very long time. Wood oils have also been around for a while, but oils that mimic the look of semi-transparent stains have recently become much more prevalent.  

Semi-transparent stains do penetrate the surface, allowing them to remain intact for much longer than solid stains or paint, however when left for too long, they often still peel. Once peeling areas are stained again, surfaces will look “blotchy”. For the surface to look brand new again, once it starts to peel, it needs to be stripped entirely, which is a lengthy and expensive process.

Premium oils on the other hand, never peel, therefore they are one of the more expensive products to apply but the savings in the long run more than makes up for it. When applying an oil for the first time, often the colour will not be as vibrant as a semi-transparent stain, however once applied 2-3 times over a period of time, will be just as vibrant without any uneven areas.

Our Deck and Fence Staining Process in Toronto

At The Deck People, we follow a meticulous deck and fence staining process to ensure your outdoor spaces in Toronto look beautiful and are well-protected. Here’s a breakdown of our comprehensive approach:

Our process begins with an in-depth consultation and assessment. We visit your property in Toronto, evaluate the condition of your deck and fence, and discuss your staining needs and preferences.

Proper surface preparation is crucial for a lasting finish. We thoroughly clean your deck and fence, removing dirt, mildew, and old stains. This step ensures that the new stain adheres properly and provides optimal protection.

We use only the highest quality staining products tailored to your specific deck and fence materials. Our stains are designed to withstand Toronto’s weather conditions, ensuring durability and long-lasting beauty.

Our expert team employs advanced application techniques to achieve an even and smooth finish. Whether it’s a brush, roller, or spray, we select the best method to suit your deck and fence, ensuring every inch is covered perfectly.

After the stain is applied, we conduct a thorough final inspection to ensure the highest quality results. Any necessary touch-ups are made to guarantee your complete satisfaction. We leave your outdoor space looking flawless and ready to impress.

By following this detailed process, The Deck People ensure that your deck and fence staining project in Toronto is executed with precision and care. Call 416-949-3874 today for a free quote and experience our professional services.

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How do I maintain my wood after a product is applied?

The answer to this question, vastly depends on what type of product has already been used on the surface and what product you are choosing to apply now. It will also vary with the type of surface it is being applied on. The following estimates are for walking surfaces. Vertical surfaces generally last about 50% longer.

  • Oil

    Premium oils are the best product by far to apply to a newly untreated deck. This is because they protect against both greying from the sun and water damage. The first time an oil is applied, for those looking for a vibrant colour, a second coat should be re-applied one year later. After the one year mark, it can be re-applied every 3 years or sooner depending on the colour you wish to achieve. 

  • Stains

    Stains can peel, and for that reason, it is important to re-apply before the first signs of peeling. This is usually every 2-3 years depending on the product and the surface it is being applied.

  • Water Sealer

    Sealers generally only protect from water damage, therefore in order to remove greyness from the wood, it must be brightened each time the sealer is re-applied in order to restore colour. If greyness is no an issue and your goal is to primarily protect against wood rot,  re-application is required every 1-2 years. 

A Professional Team

Buying and installing any type of exterior wood is a significant investment. If you do not protect your wood immediately after installation, your investment and your wood will quickly deteriorate.

It is crucial that you hire a company that specializes in exterior wood protection and restoration, as once the wrong product is applied or the wrong surface prep is performed, there is no going back. Staining is not like painting, many products are almost impossible to remove and wood will likely never look the same again.

Hiring the right company and choosing the right products in the first place, allow you to have easy maintenance and save you a lot in the long term.

We are the first and only company in Toronto that solely focuses on exterior wood protection and restoration. Unlike painting, choosing the wrong colour of product cannot be easily fixed. Choosing a knowledgable team in the first place is the key to future proofing your project and achieving the results you want. 


Full Exterior Makeover

Calling them “the Deck People” doesn’t do this team justice. We had the team do an entire exterior makeover including cleaning and staining cedar shake, sanding and painting deck, painting siding, window frames, gutters, and doorways. They did it all. And they did it quickly and well! You will never regret working with them!-Lauren


Quality Work & Customer Service

The crew did top quality work cleaning all of our windows and clearing the eaves troughs of debris. They went above and beyond clearing debris and tools found on the roof (left by a neighbour’s trades on a past job) and they added a few extras at no cost. Thanks to them for building such a great local business with such a great team!-Unknown

Get a Free Quote for Deck and Fence Staining in Toronto

Ready to transform your outdoor space? Get a free quote for deck and fence staining in Toronto from The Deck People. Reach out via our contact information or fill out our easy online quote request form. For immediate assistance, call 416-949-3874 today and discover our expert services!

Questions & Answers

How long will it take you complete my project?

This largely depends on the type of service required. Projects can take anywhere from half a day to multiple weeks. The best way to determine this, is to schedule an estimate with one of our managers. 

What type of products do you use?

We use a variety of products depending on your specific needs and budget.

For new wood or wood that has been oiled before, we use the highest grade oil from New Zealand that guarantees to never peel. It comes in a variety of colours.

For wood that has been previously treated, we are able to use any product on the market, however we reccommend premium Benjamin Moore and Sikkens products.

Do you offer a warranty?

We offer a 3 year guarantee on anything that is not a walking surface.

Do I have to be home in order for you to get the job done?

You do not have to be home for the entire duration of the job, however we prefer when clients are home for a colour confirmation prior to starting and a walk around at the end. 

How Often Should I Stain My Deck and Fence?

It’s recommended to stain your deck and fence every 2-3 years to maintain their appearance and protect them from Toronto’s weather. Regular maintenance ensures longevity and keeps your outdoor spaces looking their best.

What is the Best Time of Year for Staining?

The best time to stain your deck and fence in Toronto is during the warmer months, typically from late spring to early fall. This period ensures the stain dries properly, providing a durable and attractive finish.

Can I Stain My Deck and Fence Myself?

While DIY staining is possible, it’s often best left to professionals. The Deck People have the expertise, tools, and high-quality products needed for a flawless finish that will last. Save time and achieve superior results with our expert services!

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