Budget & Save Painters
Budget & Save Painters
Our outstanding services have been catering to a number of locations across Metro Vancouver including Whistler, North Shore, Burnaby, Delta, Richmond, the city of Surrey, Langley Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and many other outline areas. We are experts in providing exceptional customer service in painting & decorating for our residential and commercial clients throughout Metro Vancouver.
At Budget Painters, we value our customers and strive hard to provide excellent service for the trust they have in us. We work towards exceeding the expectation of our clients and remain committed to providing them with a service experience that they will simply adore as part of our painting and decorating services.
Our diverse portfolio of services include
Deck staining is a very popular service that homeowners take advantage of in the spring, summer and fall months (you know, the months when you spend more time grilling out on the back deck). The problem with decks is that they take a beating over time. The horizontal surfaces of the deck are usually exposed to the sun and rain with minimum protection. Getting walked on by pets and owners alike causes traffic patterns. For these reasons, decks are a constant maintenance concern.
When deck staining is done properly, a deck floor can last 1-3 years. Additional features like railings and other vertical surfaces may last anywhere from 1-8 years. The big difference between the life of the two surfaces is that horizontal surfaces hold more weathering versus vertical surfaces, which don’t take quite a direct hit from sun, rain, snow and foot traffic.
Horizontal surfaces, like decks, usually need to be power washed and brightened using a bleach solution that will clean the wood grains of mildew and grey growth. Once the solution dries, one to two good coats of a proper, high-quality deck stain should be applied. There are two types of deck stain you can choose from, both of which our team can apply properly:
A semi-transparent stain lets you see the wood graining while still having a tone to it.
A solid stain, which can be any color, covers the wood grains and coats the deck surfaces much like a house paint would.
There are both advantages and disadvantages to using each of these stains. Usually, a semi-transparent stain will last about half as long as a solid stain and will just fade over time, versus a solid stain, which will start peeling once the stain begins to fail. Whichever deck stain you decide to go with, Budget & Save Painters will do the hard work for you, bringing your deck back to life right before your eyes.
Although fences don’t take quite as much direct wear as decks do, they still need maintenance every couple years to keep them looking as new as the day you put them up. Budget & Save Painters has stained and painted countless decks over the years, including the two types of fences that a typical home has:
A picket fence: usually installed for ornamental purposes and has spacing in between the fence boards
A privacy fence: usually runs around the backyard, is much taller (usually around 6 feet) and has no gaps in between boards
Sharper Impressions can paint or stain both types of fences any color you desire. There are several types of stains and paints we use, depending on the look you want to achieve.
A semi-transparent stain shows off the wood gaining and adds deep penetrating color to the wood fibers.
A clear coat shows the real color and characteristics of the wood. Its only purpose is to protect the wood from sun and weather damage.
A solid stain can be any color at all and just like paint, you can match it to the home or any other surface. It is much thicker and covers a majority of the wood gaining.