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Let Professional Front Porch Painting & Staining Services in Toronto Take Care of Your Front Porch!

It’s bound to happen sooner or later; your once perfectly fine front porch becomes a damaged, faded, peeling nightmare that you can’t stand to look at or spend time on. 

If this sounds like your relationship with your porch, we’ve got just the fix! We would love to come to mend the damages and put a fresh coat of paint on your front porch so that you can enjoy it once again. Get a FREE estimate for Front Porch Painting & Staining Services in Toronto by filling out the form!


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Is the Front Porch Really that Important to Spend Money On and Paint it?

Your front porch is the first thing you see when returning home after work, and also where many of us tend to spend our early evenings in the warmer summer months. It’s a special feeling, being able to enjoy the outdoors without ever leaving the comfort of your home. The more we spend time using our front porches, however, the more worn down they get. If you have a worn-out porch, staining and painting it is in your best interests.

Professional Considerations For Front Porch Painting and Staining in Toronto 

This may seem like a no-brainer, but plan out your project before you start! One part of this is checking to make sure that the weather is appropriate, not too cold (or hot) as this will affect the paint drying time and also the end result. Also, make sure you know where you’re going to start and stop your project. After all, you don’t want to find out midway through that you’ve painted yourself into a corner!

When staining, keep in mind that less is more. While semi-transparent stains are great at allowing the wood to breathe and its natural grain to show through, over-applying it can be an issue! Too much stain can result in a film-forming, which in turn will cause your front porch to peel. When painting an old porch never apply more stain than the wood is able to absorb.

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Get a Free Front Porch Painting Quote Now!

As a proud homeowner you want to take care of your home as best you can. This might mean hiring a professional painting contractor in Toronto, as their years of experience will ensure that a job is both well done and long-lasting. Give Royal Home Painters a call at (647) 492 3993 or fill the form and get a FREE quote for Staining and Painting the Front Porch!

Our Professional Painting Front Porch Steps

1. Preparing the Porch for Painting

Accidents should be avoided at all costs. While it’s not very often that we do make a mistake, considering each of our team member’s extensive experience and training, we know that they do sometimes happen. We always take the time to prevent any unnecessary problems before starting painting the front porch so that we can complete the job without worry. 

This involves placing drop cloths down to stop dripping paint from getting on your grass or driveway and using tape to cover up any nearby features – such as your railing or your nearby siding – that aren’t meant to be painted. Liability insurance is in place just in case something goes unexpectedly wrong so that you can rest easy. Of course, we like to ensure our workers’ safety, as well. That’s why they wear masks, goggles, and gloves when necessary and are protected by WSIB.

2. Repairing the Porch

There’s no point in porch painting if you’re not going to take care of the problems that lie underneath that fresh coat. Before we pull out the brushes and the paint, we like to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. 

We begin this process by scanning for broken boards and rotten wood on your front porch. If we find any problems, we’ll replace those pieces. Next, we have to remove the previous layer of paint or stain on your porch so that it is free of flakes and blisters and will look smooth. Sanding down the porch is the best way to do this while also creating a rough surface for the paint to adhere to. If there are any dings or holes that are still present after sanding, we’ll fill them in with wood epoxy. Then, we can finally begin painting the front porch of your house.

3. Painting the Porch

You may think that we start this step by painting your porch, but you’d be wrong. A coat of primer will be needed if you want to protect the wood underneath and for your new paint job to stick around. It’s only after the primer is applied and dry that we can begin that final step of the front porch painting. 

We can use just about any colour of paint that you’d like. If you’re not sure what it is you want, we can help you come to a good decision. Then all we have to do is roll on the first coat, wait for it to dry, and then add another one if we deem it necessary for a more even, finished look.

4. Cleaning Up After Painting

We would never expect you to clean up a mess that you didn’t make. When we’re done painting the front porch floor, we’ll get your project supervisor to go over the work with you and ensure that you’re satisfied with the look and the quality. 

We’ll leave a spotless worksite behind so that it feels like we were never even there to begin with. Just the difference will be your freshly painted front porch!

Top Benefits of Painting Your Front Porch

Just like any other area of your house, your porch needs to be properly maintained to keep it in good shape. That being said, as it’s part of your exterior, it may need just a little bit more attention. Staining and painting the front porch will help protect it from constant exposure to the elements.

There’s also an obvious benefit to having your porch look its best. Returning to a beautiful porch will help boost your self-esteem, while simply having a beautiful front porch will boost the curb appeal of your home. An eye-catching exterior is key when putting your house on the market, as any first impressions made before even entering the home will affect the actual selling price.

1. A New Colour Can Help Stop the Clash Between Your Porch and its Surroundings

If you’ve just spoiled yourself with new chair cushions and another décor only to find out that they just don’t look right with your porch, there’s no need to return them and settle on something that you don’t like as much. Why not take the opportunity to do some porch painting instead? You’ll have the look you want and a great, new place to enjoy it on.

2. Disappearing Signs of Damage

It’s typically a good idea to re-do porch painting every year or two. Many people, however, don’t have the time to do it themselves and ignore the maintenance until the damages pile up. If this is the boat that you find yourself in, don’t panic. We can repair the damages and professionally complete the porch painting so that it will look as good as new. If you need another reason to paint your porch, a fresh coat will also help prevent more damages from affecting the bare wood.

3. An Updated Look

Besides hiding cover-ups from damages and matching newly bought décor, porch painting is also a simple way to give your whole home’s exterior a transformation. That may sound like a bit of an over-exaggeration, but we promise you, it’s possible! With a newer, popular colour and a little bit of hard work, we can make your porch – and your entire house – look more modern and up-to-date.

4. Added Value

Porch paint is a sure-fire way to increase the overall curb appeal of your home. It’s a small project with a big reward. When you complete porch painting, you are showing potential future owners that you have taken good care of even the smallest of exterior features. They won’t be able to help but notice your freshly painted porch as they walk up to enter your house – and maybe their new home – and be impressed.

5. The Perfect Finishing Touch for the Rest of Your Exterior Painting

Whether you’ve decided to paint your trim and siding to create an updated look for yourself or to bring in more money on the sale of your house, there’s no point in stopping there. An old, damaged porch is only an ugly reminder of the way that your house used to look. Painting it will help make it feel as though your Exterior Home Renovations are truly complete.

What to Do with a Previously Painted or Stained Front Porch

Purchasing a brand new home isn’t always possible and that’s alright! Every homeowner will do what they can to take care of the property, and that means that there’s a good chance the front porch will already have been painted or stained.

If this is the case, don’t worry! A previously stained or painted front porch can still be worked on, you’ll just need to take a few extra steps. Removing the previously applied coats is key, and ranges from scraping off old paint to using high-quality stain strippers. What’s most important is that the coat of paint or stain that you apply to your front porch is long-lasting and won’t have to be redone anytime soon.

Get Your Front Porch Painting Done by Royal Home Painters

Royal Home Painters are porch painting experts with the background and determination needed to get the job done right. If you’re ready to transform your porch, give us a call at (647) 492 3993 or fill the form on the right. We’d love to discuss your porch painting plans with you and offer you a free quote.


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