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Recent Staining reviews in Melbourne

Responsive, professional and efficient.

Finish sanding and stain deck


Love Jon’s work! Has done a couple of jobs for me. Friendly, punctual and does a great job. Highly recommend 👍

Refinish and stain outdoor setting


Did a good job

Clean stain off carpet


Fantastic result and so easy to deal with! Highly recommend

Stain Timber Deck (Materials provided)


Job well done

Cut a hole in stainless steel bench


Really lovely, 100% recommend

Stain removal on carpet


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What do staining services include?

Stain can be applied on different surfaces such as wood, brick, and concrete, which means the details for each service may vary. Don’t worry; we prepared a rundown of the essential staining services you may encounter when hiring an expert on Airtasker.  


Staining prep 

First, a clear work area is ideal when staining. Extra furniture, potted plants, and frames must be removed. Staining your property or furniture will usually include cleaning it first. A Tasker can only proceed once the surface is completely dry for large surfaces such as concrete floors, wooden fences, and brick walls that need to be washed. If staining will take place outdoors, it’s essential to check the weather conditions.


Wood Staining 

When we talk of wood staining, it usually refers to fences and wooden furniture. Staining a fence gives your wood that splash of colour and protection it needs. Furniture stain may be applied to wooden cabinets, chairs, tables, bookcases, bassinets, bed frames, and doors. The wood doesn’t have to be new because restaining furniture is also possible. 


Good news: Airtasker can help you with your wood repair, and deck staining needs as well.


Brick Staining 

Whether it’s your walls, chimney, or fireplace, your home’s bricks need some care, too. The advantage of brick staining over brick painting is that stain accentuates the brick’s natural texture, and the finished product requires less maintenance. 


Before staining the whole surface, your hired expert may first test the swatch on a small patch of brick to ensure that they have achieved the desired colour. The colour can be lightened or darkened by adding water or pigment. 


Concrete Staining 

Staining can also be done on concrete floors and walls, and you can easily find concrete staining contractors near you on our platform. Much like brick staining, your hired specialist will first test the stain on a small part of concrete before applying it to the rest of the surface. 


After staining, your Tasker may apply a sealer to ensure that the concrete retains its seamless appearance. When the staining and sealing process is finished and your hired specialist has checked the surface, they will pack up their equipment. 


But if you’ve decided that staining isn’t the right fit for you, various painting services are also available on our platform. 

Recent Staining tasks in Melbourne

Job Inspection only - Staining Timber Screening and Fence


Brunswick West VIC, Australia

18th Feb 2024

This is about a job inspection only to obtain advice and binding quote for: staining my rooftop timber screening, the backyard slat fence and a standard paling fence. The screens were installed in August 2022 and January 2023, and they're overdue for their annual maintenance. The task involves washing away the faded old stain residue and applying three fresh coats of stain to both sides. Section A - Rooftop Timber Screening: Material: Treated pine Dimensions: 8.3m x 1.7m 7.5m x 0.7m Section B - Backyard Slat Fence: Material: Merbau Dimensions: 14.0m x 1.8m (excluding plinth) Section C - Standard Paling Fence: Material: Treated pine Dimensions: 28m x 1.8m (including plinth) For Section C, please advise if three coats are necessary. Additionally, please provide separate quotes for staining one side only and both sides. If the neighbour is interested in sharing the cost, I'll opt for staining both sides. Supplies Provided: I already have the following products: 4L Sikkens Light Oak stain water-based - 2h drying time 2L UltraPrep Timber Cleaner Paint Tray Protective Sheets Some brushes and masks Additional Supplies You Might Need: You may require extra brushes or tools and additional protective sheets, depending on the specifics of the task. Safety Requirements: For painting the outside of the rooftop timber screening (Section A), a full-body harness, fall arrest system, and tie-off anchor strap (AS/NZS 1891.1) are necessary. The roof floor is only 3.5m from the ground floor, yet safety precautions are necessary. If you're interested in taking on this task, please provide a breakdown of costs for sections A, B, and C, considering that I may appoint you for all three or two depending on cost and timing. Please provide the anticipated job execution lead time for each section. Your expertise and attention to detail will be greatly appreciated!

Staining Timber Screening and Fence - Job Inspection


Brunswick West VIC, Australia

18th Feb 2024

This is a fee for a job inspection to provide advice and a detailed commercial proposal for a job that includes maintaining and staining the house screening and fence as posted on AirTakser the 18 Feb 2024

Remove stain on the carpet


Richmond VIC, Australia

17th Feb 2024

It was stained about 2 weeks ago with spaghetti sauce purely made up of tomatoes which gave it a red color. We tried to remove the stain with liquid soap then put dry paper towel on it. We also tried baking soda with vinegar now from red it is now pinkish. It is not obvious from afar but closer still noticeable.

Fix a 20cmx20cm red wine stain on the carpet


Melbourne VIC, Australia

13th Feb 2024

Replace the carpet of the big red stain of 20cm x 20cm, with the good undamaged carpet in the wardrobe. Pictures attached for the red stain, the steam cleaning could not fix this, thus we need to replace the carpet by cutting off one piece of the carpet in the wardrobe and substitute there.

Carpets/Wardrobe /Shower grouts stains removal


Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Feb 2024

carpets stains, wardrobe wall stains, shower door seal and grouts stains need to be removed and cleaned, reseal is necessary - Due date: Before Monday, 12 February 2024

Stainless steel wire rope installation


Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

10th Feb 2024

Supply and install stainless steel wire rope to existing roller shutter canopy to encourage planting to grow. 2x wire ropes each 5m long sitting one above the other as shown.

Stain deck


Docklands VIC, Australia

3rd Feb 2024

Stain outdoor wooden deck - Due date: Flexible

Damian is punctual, efficient and has good communication. Recommend!

Floor boards need sanding and staining


Flemington VIC, Australia

31st Jan 2024

New floor boards have not changed colour. Needs resending and staining - Due date: Flexible

Sand and Stain 6x Dining Chairs


South Melbourne VIC, Australia

30th Jan 2024

Needing 6x dining chairs sanded and stained to match the lighter dining table. Happy to drop off chairs. - Due date: Before Sunday, 4 February 2024

Sand/Stain/Varnish Table


Armadale VIC, Australia

30th Jan 2024

We have already given this table a light sand. However, we require someone to sand it fully, and get it smooth enough in preparation for a stain and varnish. Stain colour and varnish tbc Table dimensions: 1500w 750h - Due date: Flexible

Adam was very professional and did a fantastic job. Would definitely recommend his services.

Stain deck


Windsor VIC, Australia

28th Dec 2023

Recently moved into a new place and the deck desperately needs to be stained. Probably needs 2 coats. Size 5m x 4m Flexible date

Outstanding job, highly skilled & great communication throughout. Highly recommend.

Clean, sand back, stain and varnish kitchen benchtops


Thornbury VIC, Australia

26th Dec 2023

Kitchen benchtops are sticky in places and need (I think) cleaning right back with meth spirits, then a light sand, fresh stain and a new coat of varnish. Could suit carpenter apprentice. About 4.5 m in total length, 60cm deep. Total area is less due to stove and sink area. Flexible with dates. By 11 Jan is ideal but later no problem. - Due date: Flexible

Lisandy has done a very nice job of sanding, staining and varnishing my benchtops. Now I wait for them to dry but in all this was a very positive transaction.

Outdoor paint and stain


Richmond VIC, Australia

6th Dec 2023

Need an experienced painter to clean, prep and paint/stain outdoor features. The job has three parts - I have included photos with markings to simplify the quote A (red) - need to prep and paint the fence(on both sides) and shed. Shed will need to have some sealant applied as parts of weatherboards were replaced. Total area approximately 32m2 B (green) - need to clean, lightly sand and stain the wooden areas. The front porch has never been stained. Total area approximately 22m2 C (blue) - need to clean, patch up and plaint the area under the roof. Same colour as the house weatherboards. Approximate area 5m2 Quote to include materials. In your quote please let me know how long you expect the job to take including prep etc. For paints only use Dulux Weathershield low sheen 2 coats - please pick colours as per description, for oil Sikkens Cetol LHSe walnut 3 coats. Need it done during the week of 11 December. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 11 December 2023

Sayed did an amazing job painting and staining the outdoor area - very knowledgeable and punctual. Great communication - would hire him again for sure!

Carpet stain patch


Richmond VIC, Australia

5th Dec 2023

Small black stain on carpet that needs patching for a break lease on a rental unit - Due date: Before Monday, 11 December 2023

Great service! Super happy with the results!

Outdoor deck needs staining


Moonee Ponds VIC, Australia

23rd Nov 2023

Prepare and stain a 6x4 outdoor deck. We will provide the stain. Two coats required. You will need to remove all items off the deck which includes umbrella, light table and chairs and the bbq setup which is on wheels - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 December 2023

A deck job well done

Sand, stain and repair deck if required. 3 x 15 m


Pascoe Vale South VIC, Australia

5th Nov 2023

Sand and oil deck- repair if required in any section. 15 x 3 m approx. tasker to provide materials - water based oil preferred. - Due date: Before Saturday, November 25, 2023

Mario was fantastic and has a great eye for detail! Very impressed !!

Assemble stainless steel table


Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

16th Oct 2023

We have got 40 tables which needs to be assembled. Every is ready to go . The site at Abbotsford

Thank you 😊 was really helpful and friendly

Prep and Stain the Back Deck


Windsor VIC, Australia

14th Oct 2023

I'm looking for someone to clean, prep and stain my deck. Back deck is approx 4.5 x 3 metres, with two additional areas 1.2m wide x 8-9m long. If possible, Saturday or Sunday is preferred. - Due date: Flexible

Anthony did a brilliant job on my tired old deck, it looks terrific and he was reliable, a clear communicator and took great care in his work.

Clean and stain 2 x small decks


Thornbury VIC, Australia

14th Sep 2023

2 x timber decks requiring clean and oil or stain. We are happy to purchase the materials for you if you tell us what you need. Please indicate your budget for the labour as the last time we did this it was many moons ago and we’re not sure of the current going rate. If overall too high we may cancel the job, depending. - Due date: Flexible

Beautiful job bringing both of our desks back to life. Thorough, and very pleasant to deal with. Great communication. We would book him again without hesitation. Highly recommend booking Pradeep for your job!

Put up two shelves onto a stainless panel and masonry wall


Rucker Ward VIC, Australia

30th Aug 2023

I have two shelves which need to be installed onto a masonry wall and stainless backing - Due date: Flexible

Great work, would engage again