A1 Stain

Paint & Wallpaper Contractors
Toronto ON M4E 1H8
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Private User
Private User
0 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Great advice and a good final product

Ken was great to work with. He was onsite a lot and was good at advising me how to proceed with my job. I had a unique issue in that I had stained my deck with a colour that I did not like and applied too liberally. I was happy with his team and would recommend his services.

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Thanks very much! Your project was challenging due to stripping a newly applied stain that had been poorly applied. But the final result was very rewarding to see and we liked your final design decisions!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Scarborough, ON
10/10

Outdoor kitchen structure staining

Amazing advice and options to guide our final choice and meticulous in the attention to detail.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Thank you! Your project was truly unique and your choice of colour scheme really set off the cedar structure in a beautiful way against the rest of your backyard. Glad to work with you again any time!

Kathleen in Toronto
Kathleen in Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Exceptional facelift for our deck

It was a pleasure to work with Ken and his team. They stained our large outdoor patio, planters, fence, and bench with great care. Ken was highly communicative throughout the process. When unexpected challenges came up, Ken helped us make the right choice for our home. He was patient, thorough, and very good at what he does. The results are better than we had hoped we plan to use A1 next year for another project. Cant recommend them enough!

Approximate cost of services:
$4,000.00
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Thank you, Kathleen! We're delighted you've had such a great experience and look forward to helping you out with all your future staining needs. It's a pleasure working with you too!

Jay
Jay
2 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Great indoor and outdoor finishing

It has been a pleasure doing business with A1 Stain . Ken is a very detail oriented person who builds clear scopes of work for every engagement. Ken also analyzes the situation at hand and picks the optimal product for the job to ensure it lasts. The quote given upfront is where we generally landed without any major change orders which is refreshing when trying to manage a budget.

A1 refinished my front porch and repainted the wood to refresh the front entrance to my home.

A1 did a great job of painting the walls, ceilings and doors for my basement remodel. I always get feedback from visitors on how great this turned out.

I also hired A1 to seal and stain my cedar fence and gate along with staining my railings and ties in black to get a finished look. Visitors have commented on how amazing the black railings look and the cedar fence is now a focal point in my backyard.

I would highly recommend A1 Stain to anyone who wants to get a job done properly with keen attention to detail and a high quality end product.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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Hey Jay,

Thanks so much! We're very glad you're happy with our estimating and the finished results! Always a pleasure working with return clients.

Bill
Bill
0 reviews Etobicoke, ON
10/10

Deck refinish

We recently decided to completely refinish our very large backyard deck which wraps around our swimming pool. We are so pleased that we engaged A-1 Stain to look after this project for us. Ken provided a detailed explanation as to how he would achieve the results we wanted and he and his crew went to work on the deck. What a transformation! The deck washing, sanding, staining and the finish coat all came together to produce a finished project that is oustanding. A-1 Stain stands out from other companies because of their apprach to customer service. We were kept informed each step of the project and when we had any questions or concerns, they were promptly answered and resolved. Thank you Ken for your outstanding work.

We would highly recommend A-1 Stain for your deck restoration project.

Approximate cost of services:
$6,500.00
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Thank you, Bill! We are glad to have met your expectations for your ambitious deck refinishing project this spring! It is a pleasure working with a homeowner who is so enthusiastic and informed about their deck. Your decision to go with the high-end Sansin stain system allowed us to go the extra mile for you.

Having us return again in the fall to clean your deck ahead of winter and apply another coat of Sansin SDF Topcoat was a great decision. Now you can enjoy your renovated deck for the whole summer.

Enjoy and don't hesitate to get in touch with any maintenance questions!

Private User
Private User
0 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Highly recommended

Ken and his team at A1 did a fantastic job bringing color and depth to our deck and fences. His knowledge and expertise is impressive and the quality of the work is top notch. Id highly recommend talking to him for any staining work!

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
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Your new backyard fencing and deck are stunning and we're glad we've been able to protect and beautify them for years to come! C2 Guard stain provides the natural look you were looking for while also protecting your wood. You were great to work with, so thank you for the good communication and clear expectations!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Painting and staining

Im a general contractor who does interior renos and builds decks and fences. Ken at A1 Stain has been my go-to guy for painting and staining my projects for over a decade. Hes got great product knowledge about all kinds of surface coatings and processes. I like working with A1 Stain because Ken knows how to do the prep right and my customers are always very happy with his work. Hes flexible and communicates with me and the customers about whats going on, from choosing the products and colours through to prep and completion. A1 works well with other contractors and protects and cleans up the site.

Ken has also painted the interior and exterior of my own home several times over the yearsso Im a happy customer too!

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Thank you very much! I'm glad we've been able to add value by taking care of your painting needs over the years and in your own home!

Alexandra
Alexandra
2 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

Fence staining project

A1 Stain did a wonderful job staining our Fence. It was our pleasure working with Ken, who is a knowledgeable, responsive, and excellent communicator. We were kept well-informed every step of the way and all our questions answered. Pricing was clearly itemized and there were no surprises. The entire team was professional, courteous, and left the site clean. The final result looks great and we believe of quality work.

We've worked with many different contractors over the years and usually there's always at least one or two things that aren't 100% to our complete satisfaction, regardless of the size of the job. This was the one and only exception where there were no issues and has been one of the best experiences we've ever had. Highly recommend!

Approximate cost of services:
$5,700.00
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Thank you, Alexandra! It was a pleasure working with you and Chris from start to finish. Your new fence is stunning and we're so glad we could both protect the wood against weather damage while also turning the fence into a design element that enhances your property. Of course, it's always wonderful to hear that you had a wonderful experience with A1 Stain's project management and workmanship. Thanks again for your review and recommendation!

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More about A1 Stain

A1 Stain is your specialist contractor for high-quality interior painting and exterior wood staining in Toronto. We specialize in painting and staining to ensure our product knowledge and application techniques are always best in show. Quantitative estimating and thorough surface preparation mean there aren't any surprises -- upon job completion or down the road. Responsive, personal service from start to finish. Owner Ken McKerrow will personally estimate all jobs and act as your personal project manager from estimate to final acceptance. We love wood - a versatile natural and Canadian material - and we're dedicated to helping you make the most of yours. Whether for your home or business, trust A1 Stain to enhance and protect your property, inside and out. We specialize in making older homes look new, plaster and drywall repairs, interior staining and hardwood floor refinishing, and custom plastering. We stain decks, fences, pergolas, architectural wood, cedar shakes, staircases, porch floors, porch ceilings, exterior wood furniture, boat decks and more!

CATEGORIES
Paint & Wallpaper Contractors
PRODUCTS
Interior Painting & Staining Exterior Painting & Staining
SERVICES
Interior Painting & Staining Exterior Painting & Staining Hardwood Floor Refinishing
BRANDS
Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, Sansin, Saman, Cutek
STYLES
Modern, Rustic, Contemporary, Bohemian/Boho, Traditional, Canadian, Design Build
SPECIALITIES
Making older homes look new Patching and custom plaster specialists Interior staining & hardwood floor refinishing Sharpest lines and smoothest finish
WEBSITE
https://a1stain.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2020
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
RETURN POLICY
See contract
PAYMENT METHOD
Credit Cards, Interac Transfer, Business Cheque
MEMBERSHIPS
WSIB
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
2500
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
See contract
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