Solid Colour Stain vs Traditional Paint

Solid colour stain looks like paint but soaks into the wood instead of sitting on top of it. As it ages, the stain breaks down by fading rather than peeling. Older layers of solid colour stain tend to look better than paint does over time. Talk to Intserv Painting about your options and discover if the Exterior Solid Stain is the right option for you!

Solid stain provides a lovely flat finish, which really showcases the wood grain. If there are several imperfections in the wood, the stain will highlight those as well. Though it doesn't have the same longevity as paint, a solid colour stain is much easier to prepare and apply. We wouldn't be required to scrape and prime, as would be necessary with painting.

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Where Can Solid Colour Stains Be Used?

A solid colour stain is available for wood and concrete surfaces and pavements, decks, patios, and balconies. In addition to wood and concrete, the solid stain can be used on aluminium, hardboard, and substrates—all of which need to be primed before the stain.

We are happy to provide exterior painting services to these additional parts of your home. This can help prevent damage, and horizontal surfaces require more frequent maintenance than upright structures.

We recommend Staining your decks, patios, and balconies every 2-4 years.


The Benefits of Solid Colour Stain 

One of the benefits of using a solid colour stain is that you often have as many options as you would with a traditional paint colour. A solid exterior stain can be used on new or previously painted wood since a solid colour will completely cover the previous colour.


When Choosing a Solid Colour Stain, Keep the Following in Mind:

  •    We only use  quality paint  and stain products.
  •     A good idea is to test the colours of stain you like to use, at different times of the day, including night—turn the porch light on!
  •    To figure out which colour, identify the boldest feature of your home’s exterior that will not be changing. Pick a colour that’s opposite of that dominating feature on a colour wheel, and you will have a complementary colour scheme.


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