You can’t trust your exterior wood services to just anyone. Working with professional painters and contractors means your wooden stairs look better and last longer than tackling them with a DIY project.

Improving stairs is about more than applying a fresh coat of paint. We’ll work with you to identify any weaknesses, get damages repaired, and get exterior wooden stairs in optimal condition to receive paint. We’ve improved wooden stairs with painting and wood rot repair and replacement on home and HOA exteriors for key, high-traffic areas, including:

  • Patio Stairs
  • Decking Stairs
  • Entries and Exits
  • Pool Deck Stairs
  • Stair Railings
  • Gazebo Stairs
  • Balcony Stairs

You might be tempted to repair and paint exterior wooden stairs yourself. But if surfaces have been compromised, beautiful paints and stains won’t matter. If primers, paints, and stains don’t match the type and demands of the surface, quality will degrade quickly.

You can’t afford unplanned repairs or needless safety risks. An honest assessment of your stairs is necessary, especially if you can’t remember the last time you’ve had maintenance or improvements done.

When Do Your Stairs Need Repair?

While there may be signs of stair damage, it's not always apparent your home or HOA property stairs need repair. There are a few warning signs to look for:

  • Cracks: If there are cracks in your stair treads or risers, you've got more than a cosmetic problem. Repairing surface damage can protect family, visitors, residents, or tenants from slips, falls, and injuries.
  • Loose Treads: Stair treads can also loosen over time. That could cause stair movement, which could mean major issues and structural damage. If you've noticed treads feel loose, wiggle, or shift between your feet, it's time to schedule some stair work.
  • Creaking Sounds: You might think that creaking stairs are a normal part of stairs' aging. But that sound likely means your risers and treads are starting to separate. Since this is an early sign of structural issues, it's wise to get them checked so you can keep them going strong.
  • Loose Rails and Posts: Loose stair railings and posts can be just as problematic since they get such frequent use. You don't want someone putting their weight on something that could shift or collapse and cause further damage and safety issues.
  • Wear and Tear: If you notice scratches from pets, foot traffic, or the elements (including discoloration and peeling paint), it means your paints and stains aren't holding up the way they used to, which could mean further stair damage. Plus, compromised finishes can negatively impact first impressions for visitors, prospective buyers, and new residents.
  • Weather Damage: Even the sturdiest surfaces won't hold up forever against wind, rain, and temperature fluctuations. If you've noticed any of the signs of wood rot (spores, dust, and mushroom-like growths), especially if wooden stairs are starting to warp and crack, you need to address it immediately. Wood rot can spread, so it needs to be repaired and replaced right away.

Benefits of Professional Stair Painting and Repair

Professional stair painting and repair has many benefits for HOA leaders, property managers, and homeowners. As a part of comprehensive exterior painting services, stair staining and painting services done by the pros means:

  • Thorough Inspection: Professional wood repair contractors know where to look for wood rot and how to implement repairs efficiently and effectively, without further damaging your stairs.
  • Stronger Surfaces: Wooden exterior stairs have to be sturdy, and that means proactive repair and painting. Repairing surfaces, replacing damages, and smoothing away imperfections means your primers, paints, and stains will go on smooth to protect your stairs from untimely damage and degradation.
  • Durable Finishes: Professional painters know how to match paints, stains, and primers to wood surfaces for maximum beauty and impact.
  • Freedom and Flexibility: Wood repair, replacement, and painting is time-consuming, especially on a specialized surface like exterior stairs. With professional painting and repair contractors in your corner, the project gets done right the first time, and you can focus on the people and projects that matter most to you.

What to Expect from Your Stair Painting Project

If you’re ready to upgrade and improve your stairs as part of your exterior painting service, Trico Painting is ready to work!

We provide expert wood rot replacement, repair, staining, and wooden stair painting to strengthen and beautify your outdoor staircases. We’re experienced working with a variety of finishes for homeowners and HOAs.

Get stunning results from exterior wood surfaces. Contact Trico Painting for your exterior painting estimate today.