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Staining Prep Steps
When you are having an exterior staining job done, there are some ways in which you can prepare the areas to be stained so that the stainers can move around easily and do their job quickly. While much of the responsibilities fall on the shoulders of the contractors, there are several things you can do to ensure that this staining job goes smoothly.
Spills and overspray are the two things you need to consider with your exterior staining jobs. Most staining companies will use airless sprayers to stain your deck, fence, porch, pergola, dock or home. While these machines are very controlled and accurate, nobody can predict the wind. Quick gusts can push the spray line onto windows, plants, toys, and many other things.
Our advice is pretty simple. Move anything in your yard that can be moved. This includes outdoor furniture, swing sets, toys, potted plants, grills, lawn ornaments, door mats, and move your vehicles as far away as possible. Your stainers will most likely move these things out of the way, but if you do it before they arrive, it will allow them to get started that much quicker, which will allow them to finish that much quicker.
Plants, water features, shrubs and other objects that cannot be moved but should not be stained will be covered by the stainers. They will bring tarps and drop cloths, and this will not be any worry.
The good news is that stainers often times want to do all the prep work themselves so that they can be sure that everything is taped off exactly how they want it to be. This leaves you with little to do. However, here are some things you should consider to expedite the staining process.
• Move anything that you can move. This way you can be sure that nothing will get stain on it that isn't supposed to.
• Remove your pet’s doo-doos, so that the stainers do not walk into it and walk the doo-doo all over your yard /deck /patio /porch /pergola
• Turn off your sprinklers system
• Remove all weeds around th